Revisiting Strategic HR

Presented by

Jon Ingham

About this talk

In this hour-long webinar, Symposium trainer Jon Ingham offers an introduction to his forthcoming digital learning programmes and an overview of his insights on strategic HR. Viewing this on-demand webinar will be highly useful preparation before attending any one of our upcoming live learning programmes. Whilst HR has many urgent, transactional priorities right now, this is actually a great time to think more strategically too. The need for HR to be more strategic has been talked about for over 20 years now so it is no wonder that there is often a tendency to dismiss the idea of strategic HR. However understanding what being strategic means, and being able to act in a way which delivers this, is still really important. Firstly, although we need to continue engaging and helping to manage the workforce differently, we can also often do this in way which provides more transformational opportunities too.Remote working is the most obvious example. Many people are now communicating with their organisations using digital technologies, but they are still doing this in a centralised way. There is a compelling need to support people and our businesses by moving towards a more distributed approach in which people are able to engage outside of their traditional functions and divisions to increase their performance and broaden their contributions. Secondly, we can also use this time to prepare for a more strategic focus once we have passed through the current crisis. Whether we are looking at HR business partnering, organisation design,innovating HR practices or digital HR, there are really substantial benefits to be gained from acting more strategically. We can prepare to transform our approaches in all of these areas now, to increase our contribution when we have a chance to do so. Improve your skills, respond to the present crisis, and have more strategic impact when we move beyond this unprecedented time.

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