HR strategy and function

This report sets out to identify how HR practitioners and business leaders in the MENA region make professional judgements in situations dealing with people management and development. The survey found that HR and business leaders had conflicting points of view and different interpretations of value priorities in making people-related decisions in organisations. This report explores the emerging themes.
 
Published: November 2015

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This research, part of Profession for the Future, provides an important insight into the priorities currently relevant to decision-makers, and the ways in which those may be challenged in the future. Our work continues by collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders within and outside HR to define and test a new set of principles that will help HR professionals make the right decisions and advise business leaders on what to do, no matter what the context and no matter what the future may hold.
 
Published: October 2015

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The world of work is evolving fast and is growing more diverse. There’s no ‘golden rule’ or ‘best practice’ that enables HR professionals to operate effectively in this rapidly changing environment. Practitioners’ ability to recognise and resolve ethical dilemmas is fundamental to remaining effective when exercising professional judgement.

This review is focused on helping practitioners navigate their choices about designing and implementing HR systems and practices. It identifies eight lenses which offer different perspectives on work dilemmas. The review feeds into our Profession for the Future strategy and will help us develop a clearer definition of what better work and working lives means.

Published: August 2015

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This report examines a number of issues within the cycle of establishment/recruitment to termination as they relate to the Gulf Cooperation Council (made up of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Sultanate of Oman, Kingdom of Bahrain, State of Qatar, Emirate of Kuwait and United Arab Emirates (UAE)), commonly referred to as the GCC.
 
Published: June 2015

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This collection of thought pieces brings together a number of lead thinkers; academics, practitioners and consultants who are active in the debate about the future of the HR function. We asked them to talk about HR operating models from various angles to provide a summary of the key themes for HR practitioners.
 
Published: February 2015

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In autumn 2014, the CIPD commissioned research into the current state of the HR and L&D profession across the Middle East. We surveyed a cross-section of CIPD members and non-members throughout the region, encompassing all levels of seniority and specialisms of HR and L&D. More than 1,000 people completed the survey in just three weeks. The data paints a clear picture of what’s important to HR and L&D professionals – and how the CIPD can support individuals, organisations and governments to raise HR professionalism and capability across the region in the years ahead.
 
Published: January 2015

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Organisational agility is critical to business success. It has the potential to offer organisations practical solutions to meet the evolving needs of their workforce, as well as controlling operational costs and finding competitive advantage in greater customer focus and innovation.

The findings of this research are based on a survey of HR leaders, an employee survey, focus groups and case study illustrations.

Published: November 2014

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