Tag: business strategy

HR professionals need to understand that their primary contribution to competitive advantage is by creating and sustaining effective organisation

How HR can drive sustainable competitive advantage

HR professionals need to understand that their primary contribution to competitive advantage is by creating and sustaining effective organisation, writes Wayne Brockbank Within Inside HR during 2015, I laid out the case for HR professionals to focus primarily on creating competitive organisations while also developing individual talent. I reviewed the […]

Clear talent strategy linked to better business outcomes

Organisations with a clear talent strategy are more likely to perform well on business outcomes, including innovation, efficiency and business agility, according to recent Bersin by Deloitte research. Developing a talent strategy – defined as interlocking decisions related to talent that enable an organisation to most effectively execute its business […]

Data-driven companies are more likely generate higher profits than their competitors reporting a low reliance on data.

3 steps to becoming a data-driven business

Organisations attempting to gain competitive advantage through data initiatives are stymied by a disconnect between how CEOs see the current status and benefits of data initiatives and how lower-level managers see them, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit report. While the data boom has reduced executives’ reliance on gut feel […]

Bruce Highfield: lifting the agribusiness bar

A clear business vision and focus on development and innovation through internal sharing of knowledge and expertise have been key to the success of the world’s largest, diversified farmer, Olam International, according to its head of HR. Agriculture is Australia’s most productive sector, and Olam’s ‎executive general manager human resources […]

Avenues for HR’s relationship with business strategy

There are numerous avenues through which HR professionals can significantly impact successful business strategy, writes Wayne Brockbank Over the past 25 years, the Human Resource Competency Study carried out by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the RBL Group, has documented the emerging relationship between […]