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Creating a business aligned HR Function is more than a re-structure

This is an article run in the IPM (institute of People Management) magazine June 2010. Based in South Africa, the IPM is a non-profit organisation that was founded more than 65 years ago with the aim of providing appropriate, relevant knowledge and information on effective leadership and people management to human resource professionals and management in general.

Proving the skeptics wrong – how HR can deliver real value to the business

This is an article run in the IPM (institute of People Management) magazine May 2010. Based in South Africa, the IPM is a non-profit organisation that was founded more than 65 years ago with the aim of providing appropriate, relevant knowledge and information on effective leadership and people management to human resource professionals and management in general.

HR Business Partner – fact, fiction and adding value

You know the world of ‘HR Business Partner’ is a confusing one and you know that until we get a general consensus on HRs fundamental building blocks then we’ll continue to astound (and not in a good way) both ourselves and our internal customers about our potential value (see the blogs HR Business Partner – fact, fiction and .... series). What does 'adding value' really mean?

HR Business Partner – fact, fiction and partnership

We keep saying it; you know the world of ‘HR Business Partner’ is a confusing one and you know that until we get a general consensus on HRs fundamental building blocks then we’ll continue to flabbergast both ourselves and our internal customers about our potential value (see the blogs HR Business Partner – fact, fiction and .... series). SO what does 'partnership' really mean?

HR Business Partner – fact, fiction and credibility

We know you know; the world of ‘HR Business Partner’ is a confusing one and you know that until we get a general consensus on HRs fundamental building blocks then we’ll continue to overwhelm both ourselves and our internal customers about our potential value (see the blogs HR Business Partner – fact, fiction and .... series). Let's look at credibility.

HR Business Partner – fact, fiction and consulting firms

We know it’s boring because we keep saying it; you know the world of ‘HR Business Partner’ is a confusing one and you know that until we get a general consensus on HRs fundamental building blocks then we’ll continue to dumbfound both ourselves and our internal customers about our potential value (see the blogs HR Business Partner – fact, fiction and .... series). This time we're taking on consulting firms.