Re-energizing HR: One company’s journey

Re-energizing HR: One company’s journey

Posted by Christopher Cameron on January 06, 2016.

One of the trends we examined in our Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report was the need for HR to get better at keeping pace with changes in the business. With only 5 percent of survey respondents rating their organization’s HR performance as excellent, and 32 percent rating it as underperforming or “getting by,” it seems clear that many HR organizations are struggling to deliver what the business needs (see Reinventing HR: An extreme makeover). This could have been the case with the HR organization in one company we worked with —but it wasn’t. Instead, HR leaders took the opportunity afforded by the business’s dramatic turnaround to reinvent HR in similar bold fashion.
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4 ways HR Shared Services is innovating with the times

4 ways HR Shared Services is innovating with the times

Posted by Laura Poindexter on November 12, 2015.

Companies originally set up HR Shared Services (HRSS) organizations as a way to centralize, save costs, and add efficiency to routine HR processes. But as technology has advanced, many of the basic transactions (e.g., inputting and updating employee data, entering a leave request) that used to be HRSS’ bread and butter have become self-service enabled, so leaders and employees can handle them without HRSS intervention. As a result, HRSS organizations have had to think about how to reinvent themselves to remain relevant to the business—including providing services that require more complex, higher-value-added interaction with employees, such as recruiting or employee and labor relations. The focus is increasingly on serving evolving employee needs and interests in line with shifts in how people live and work today. Here are four ways HRSS is innovating with the times.

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