It’s December and workers across the globe are engaging in a similar yearly tradition—reflecting on the lessons of the past and aspiring for an improved future. For the many workers considering issues related to people management, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite APQC articles on human capital challenges and best practices.
Happy reading and best wishes for continued improvement in 2013.
Talent development lessons for all can be found in best-in-class finance functions. This was my big take-away after co-presenting a webinar for Business Finance Magazine on developing finance professionals.
Recently, APQC launched a new stress-reduction initiative—a sabbatical program for benefits-eligible employees. Designed to reenergize and retain its work force, APQC’s sabbatical program offers extra paid time off (PTO) at different points in an employee’s tenure.
“HR ‘has wasted the past 20 years,’ says survey.” This headline, from a recent Personnel Today article, sure got my attention. The article presents the results of a KPMG Management Consulting/Economist Intelligence Unit survey. Whether you agree with the conclusions or not, the article and the survey raise an important question:
How can HR best prepare for a value-adding future?
When managed well, HR shared services organizations (HR SSOs) can reduce HR costs, while maintaining or increasing the quality of HR services delivered. But, how do you know if your HR SSO is fully delivering on these benefits? APQC has two new resources that can help you assess the performance of your HR shared services organization (HR SSO).
Take APQC and ScottMadden’s 2nd Annual HR Shared Services benchmarking survey.
Responses to frequently asked questions about the HR function
In my last blog post, I wrote about new APQC tools that can help HR assess its past performance and make plans for the future. In this post, I want to present some new APQC articles that answer common questions about the HR function—questions that our members often ask us as they assess HR performance and set HR plans.
At this time of year, many APQC members and customers are busy assessing their performance in 2012 and making ambitious plans for 2013. As your HR function considers where it’s been and where it wants to be, take a look at the new tools and resources that APQC has available to assist you.