Category: HR Transformation

HR Transformation deals with the operational design of HR, the roles of designers and delivery staff, the role of business partners, and how the HR function best uses technology to deliver solutions. It also covers topics of “transforming HR” and how you evolve your HR team to drive ever more value in your company.

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Why Is It So Hard To Be A Chief HR Officer (CHRO)?

Times have changed. Once considered the junior executive in the C-suite, today the CHRO may be the most important of all. And as AI transforms our businesses, the job gets bigger every day. (Jack Welch often said the CHRO was the #2 most important job in the company.)

 

Companies Have People Challenges Everywhere... Read more»

Irresistible 2024: Join Us This May!

It’s almost Spring and we’re actively preparing for Irresistible 2024: The Global Conference for HR Leaders and Their Teams. Let me give you a brief rundown on what we’re planning and encourage you to sign up soon. 

First, this conference is one of the most unique, intimate, different experiences in the profession. We hold ... Read more»

Why Do Companies Hire Too Many People?

This week we witnessed one of the most amazing business stories in years. Meta announced a 22% reduction in headcount coupled with a 25% increase in revenue, resulting in a net income of $14 Billion, up 203% from the year before. This means Meta, a $160+ billion company, is generating 35% net profit after ... Read more»

Systemic HR A new era

Why It’s Time For A New Era In Human Resources. Enter Systemic HR.

Next week we will be previewing our new research on the Human Resources function, and the findings are important. Let me summarize the narrative and I promise you’ll hear more in the coming quarter.

Human Resources has been around for hundreds of years. Originally defined as a back-office administrative function, HR teams were always looked ... Read more»

Redesigning HR: An Operating System, Not An Operating Model.

It’s time for a new operating model for Human Resources, one we name “Systemic HR.” Bear with me as I explain this important change.

Business Challenge #1: Slower Growth, Labor Shortage

2023 represents a pivotal year. As we exit the pandemic and 15 years of low interest rates, companies are looking for new pathways to ... Read more»

Were All These Layoffs Inevitable? Perhaps, But Here’s How It Happened.

As most of you know, the technology industry has laid off more than 200,000 people in the last six weeks and each week we see more (this week it was Intel, Paypal, Splunk, and Pinterest). So let me ask an important question: were all these layoffs inevitable?

Well in order to answer this question we ... Read more»

Introducing Resilient HR: A New Way To Run Your Business

From the very start of the pandemic, business leaders and HR teams have been in shock. Who is impacted? When do we bring people back to the workplace? What are our new work policies? And how do we quickly develop the new communications, work protocols, training, and wellbeing support to keep our people working and ... Read more»

Mukesh Ambani Reliance

Reliance, One Of The Largest Companies In India, Takes HR Very Seriously

We just completed a two-day strategy meeting with Reliance Industries, one of the largest and most profitable companies in India.

The company runs the world’s largest oil refinery, operates the fastest-growing retail network (groceries, clothing, and electronics), and has launched the world’s biggest 4G VoLTE network Jio.

It’s a fascinating company that innovates, executes, ... Read more»

HR Transformation In The Experience Age

HR TransformationHR Transformation is a big topic.

The human resources function starts small, and as the organization grows, the HR team becomes complex. We need recruiters, business partners, specialists, designers, technologists, and a variety of other specialists in diversity, culture, learning, and more.

It’s a perfect market for consultants. Most HR departments grow organically (and through ... Read more»