Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage

gemma-reucroft's picture

chuck out your chintz

By Gemma Reucroft on July 1, 2013

Radically review all of those processes that we slavishly follow in HR, or think of as 'best practice'.  Ask yourself what value they are really adding, and whether or not they could be holding you / the organisatoin back.  Think job evaluation, handbooks, exit interviews, employment policies etc etc.  If you can't articulate clearly the value of something in the length of a tweet consider just not doing it. 

Ban the word 'precedent'. 

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anne-murphy_1's picture

Yes, time for a complete rethink. I read an article about a HR Department in an NHS trust that conducted a 'KIDS' exercise on their service and categorised all activity into 'Keep, Introduce, Develop & Stop', so necessary to stay relevant in this period of turbulent change.

nigel-cox's picture

It will be interesting to explore the concept of value in this context. Is it the most robust return on investment type assessment or are their other criteria that can be defined. In addition, value propositions might be time limited or they might be enhanced by longer application.

tim-scott's picture

"If you can't articulate clearly the value of something in the length of a tweet consider just not doing it."

Love that advice Gemma, spot on.