HR as a Strategic Partner: What does it mean and how can you make it happen?

Although HR professionals recognize the importance of effectively managing employees or the “human capital” of the company, HR often has less impact on overall company performance than desired.  Oftentimes, this is due to HR professionals focusing on “best practices” rather than tying key HR practices to their company’s strategy.  Companies that effectively link their HR practices to their strategy are able to more fully implement their strategy.  In this workshop, participants will examine how leading companies align their HR functions to their business strategy and thus create an overall competitive advantage.

Topics Covered:

  • What’s wrong with HR and how should it change in order to be a strategic partner?
  • What is organizational strategy and strategic HRM?
  • What is organizational culture and how is it the link between HR practices and effective implementation of a company’s strategy?  How can a company’s organizational culture be evaluated?
  • A Case Study: One Organization’s Approach to Creating a Strategic HRM Function

Who will benefit:

This workshop is designed to provide lower and mid-level managers insights on how HR practices can be designed in a way that supports their company’s strategy.  The workshop will provide steps for creating a strategic HR function.  The workshop will be interactive keeping participants engaged and involved. 

Instructor:

Sandy J.  Wayne, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Professor of Management & Director of the Center for Human Resource Management

This program has been been pre-approved for 3 Strategic Business re-certification credit hours. Attendees will receive the program code after the conclusion of the workshop.

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