Future of Work, Impact on HR, and Changing Competency Models for HR Leaders Working Group | Hosted by Accenture | March 6, 2018 | London, UK (Wait List Started)

Tuesday | March 06, 2018

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LOCATION:  Accenture | 30 Fenchurch Street | London, EC3M 3BD UK

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Managing the workforce and workplace of the future will be increasingly challenging in a world thats being turned upside down by technology, globalization, demographics, and environmental challenges. The changing nature of work has enormous implications for how organizations may need to rethink the delivery of HR and the key competencies for HR leaders over the next 5-10 years. In this working group, we will begin to explore how CAHRS partner companies see their world of work changing, identify underlying people and HR challenges, and discuss how companies are starting to think about how to restructure the HR function and HR delivery to help meet these challenges.

Among other topics at this meeting, we will discuss the areas below but also leave time for other topics to emerge over the course of the day.

  • Given the changes in work and increase of technology, what are the implications for different areas of HR?  For example, how will technology disrupt staffing, learning, or performance management?  How might HR policies and practices need to change if the workforce is more distributed or more work is completed by partners, contractors, or gig-economy workers?
  • Importantly, as we rethink how we deliver and deploy HR to impact employees and the business, what does this mean for HR leaders of the future?  Specifically, what new skills and capabilities do we need to create in our HR leaders to help us navigate all of these transitions?
  • Given changes in HR delivery models and expectations of line leaders, how are your organizations rethinking the role of the HR Business Partner/HR Generalist?  What new competencies are required of HR business partners/generalists going forward?
  • In light of technology and other disruptions, how are companies rethinking the structures of Centers of Excellence and what are the implications for the leaders of these COEs? What are key capabilities for HR leaders in Centers of Excellence?

As part of the working group, we will also present some of our findings from a yearlong project CAHRS has undertaken to better understand how the changing nature of work may impact two important HR roles: Division Vice President of HR (i.e., Division Generalist, HRBP Lead) and HR Center of Excellence Lead.

The meeting agenda will allow for ample time for interaction and networkingsomething we consider critical to the goal of our working groups.  

The sessions are free of charge to CAHRS partner firms. To effectively create the right environment and to ensure free and open discussion, we limit the size of the meeting to 25 participants. The best fit for the meeting would be members of the HR team who have been helping to explore these issues or work on HR practices or structural solutions tied to how work is changing at your organization. The Working Group will start at 9:00am will run until 3:00pm with a working lunch.

Cornell Discussion Leader:

Brad Bell is Professor of Human Resource Studies and Director of Human Capital Development and Executive Education, Cornell ILR School.

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