HR policy and strategy

Noelle MurphyEditor's message: The role of the HR department stretches from setting people policies and procedures to feeding into the business strategy.

In Survey analysis > HR roles and responsibilities: 2013 XpertHR research we report that the current priority for HR departments in private-sector companies is organisational development, including organisational design, learning and development, succession planning and talent management. However, respondents from public sector organisations told us that remuneration, and cost cutting and restructuring will occupy their time in 2013.

Noelle Murphy, HR practice editorial team leader

Latest items in HR policy and strategy

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    Date:
    24 April 2014
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Head of HR for ATS Euromaster's retail operations Nicola Burrows' partnership approach has been so successful that the company, which five years ago suffered from a long record of financial instability, is now replicating it across other regions. We take a look at the achievements that led to her being voted Personnel Today's HR professional of the year.

  • Personnel Today Awards profile: Nicola Burrows - HR professional of the year

    Date:
    23 April 2014
    Type:
    Case studies

    Many of the entries to the 2013 Personnel Today Awards boasted about HR's commercial savvy and the contribution the function made to the bottom line of the business, and this was no exception for HR professional of the year Nicola Burrows.

  • Personnel Today Awards profile: Barclays triumph in youth employment

    Date:
    10 April 2014
    Type:
    Case studies

    As the Personnel Today Awards 2014 open for entries, we begin a weekly profile of last year's winners. As the winner of not only the newest category of the Personnel Today Awards last year, but also the coveted overall award for its youth employment scheme, Barclays had good reason to celebrate.

  • Personnel Today Awards profile: Sarah Trota tops list of HR directors

    Date:
    10 April 2014
    Type:
    Case studies

    Like all gracious winners, Sarah Trota, executive director of people and business transformation at Circle Housing, says she must thank her team for helping her to be named Personnel Today HR director of the year.

  • XpertHR surveys

    Date:
    01 April 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Take part in employment and human resources surveys, check on the progress of recent XpertHR research, and find out what we will be investigating over the coming months.

  • Good practice guidance on supporting international assignees

    Date:
    24 March 2014
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The latest addition to the Good practice manual looks at the support employers can give to international assignees to ensure the success of an international assignment.

  • Making a success of long-term international assignments

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance discussing the support that employers can provide to international assignees to ensure the success of their international assignments programme.

  • Invite an employee to a performance dismissal hearing

    Type:
    Tasks

  • Stark contrast between HR priorities in the private and public sector

    Date:
    18 March 2014
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    In our latest annual survey of HR roles and responsibilities, we report on key metrics for the HR function and priorities for the year ahead.

  • HR roles and responsibilities: 2014 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    17 March 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our annual survey of HR roles and responsibilities - now in its 12th year - finds contrasting priorities for public- and private-sector HR practitioners. We report on key metrics for the HR function and priorities for the year ahead.

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