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1 A career in HR can take you in so many different directions 2 THINK HR.

2 3 ‘Personnel’: Payroll, pensions, learning and HR admin The Journey of HR ‘Human Resources Management’: Ensuring an organisation has the best people in the right jobs doing the best work ‘Next Generation HR’: Delivering Sustainable Organisation Performance through people 43%  42% 29%  10% 22%  43%

3 Demand for HR professionals 79%41% The economic downturn proved the demand for HR practitioners HR are at the front line tackling key issues for organisations: –The war for talent –Globalisation –Skills shortages –Social media 79% The proportion of CEOs that intend to increase their focus on and investment in managing their people through change 41% The proportion of CEOs that expect to increase their focus on training and development

4 What area of HR practice interests you most? HR Generalist HR Recruitment, resourcing and talent planning Learning and talent development Employee relations Organisation development Performance and reward Employee engagement

5 6 The HR profession has changed – ‘ By the very nature of our roles as HR professionals, we are sitting on an enormous wealth of intelligence gathered in our work that can be realised, to help navigate organisations towards sustained performance. It is HR’s role to keep organisational capability in line with corporate ambition, looking not only at aspects of engagement and agility, but the strategy that ensures the sustainable performance of the organisation.’ Jackie Orme PwC Summer Academy – July 2011 Changing purpose

6 Have you explored the Map? 7

7 HR Behaviours - insights and influence 8 Curious Decisive Thinker Skilled Influencer Inquisitive about the organisation, the value it provides to customers & the environment in which it operates Getting commitment and support from diverse stakeholders in pursuit of organisation value Gathering and analysing information to make sound commercial judgement

8 HR Behaviours - operational excellence 9 Driven to Deliver Personally Credible Collaborative Determined, resourceful and purposeful in approach Working inclusively with others to get things done Building credibility through CPD of self and others

9 HR Behaviours - commentary and guardianship 10 Courage to Challenge Role Model Acts with integrity and impartiality and leads by example Having conviction and challenging others

10 HR Outlook: most encouraged behaviours

11 The role of HR... What legislation are you aware of that prevents discrimination against people at work? VICE PRESIDENT OF LEHMAN BROTHERS MADE REDUNDANT AFTER SHE WENT ON MATERNITY LEAVE THE DAILY NEWS THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE NEWSPAPER - Since 1879 MET OFFICER SUES FORCE, ALLEGING RACIAL DISCRIMINATION THE DAILY NEWS THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE NEWSPAPER - Since 1879

12 NO AIRCRAFT ALLOWED IN OR OUT OF BRITAIN UNTIL AT LEAST 7AM TOMORROW THE DAILY NEWS THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE NEWSPAPER - Since 1879 The role of HR... What business implications do you think HR professionals were thinking of during the Ash Cloud disruption during April 2010 and May 2011? VOLCANO CONTINUES TO GROUND FLIGHTS AS ASH CLOUD SPREADS OVER EUROPE THE DAILY NEWS THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE NEWSPAPER - Since 1879

13 About CIPD Approaching 100 years in business

14 15 Visit cipd.co.uk/Think HR Real-life case studies Video profiles Day in the life experiences CV and interview advice The latest HR jobs

15 So what are employers looking for in their HR Graduate recruits? HR as an applied business discipline with a people specialism... ‘During our assessment centres we are testing for commercial awareness rather than familiarity of HR practice…’ Jo Bullen, Resourcing and HR Projects Manager at Whitbread ‘At BSkyB, we are looking for people who are interested in organisations and how people tick. People who are curious, have an innovative outlook and are interested in learning new things.’ Sarah Myers, Director of Talent Management at BSkyB

16 Next Generation HR: Four Linked Propositions 1.HR’s role is to drive sustainable performance 2.Insight driven HR 3.A ‘situational’ approach 4.A challenge to HR leadership 17 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

17 Insights…not just data 2. HR needs to become insight-driven 18

18 Questions? 19


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