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Building and Implementing a Human Resources Strategy: A Master Class

Human Resources has evolved from a reactive and administrative role into a proactive, business focused function that is increasingly taking its place at the boardroom table. That change has been driven in part by the increasing recognition that an organisations Human Resource strategy is a key tool in implementing the organisations overall business strategy.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This Master Class programme is designed for individuals and organisations that have experience in business strategy and want to either improve or formalise their Human Resources strategy. Participants are encouraged to undertake pre-course work on their organisation to allow the facilitator to create an individualised participant programme that will equip attendees with the: a) knowledge, tools and techniques to either refine their HR strategy or formally implement their business strategy through its employees b) personal skills and knowledge to improve their own ability to undertake an HR strategic role

Who should attend?

Senior HR/business leaders who have experience in building a business strategy and would like techniques, tools and skills to implement it through a Human Resources strategy. Human Resource, Training, and Employee Development professionals and managers who would like an overview of the process of defining and implementing an HR strategy so that they can successfully implement people based strategic planning in their own organisations. In short, anyone with prior knowledge or experience of either business or Human Resources strategy and who is responsible for planning, coordinating or implementing people based strategic initiatives.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

What is a Strategic Plan?
• The link between Human Resources and organisational strategy
• Differentiating the people element from other aspects of the organisational mix
• Understand general strategic approaches and how they can apply to Human Resources

Translating the organisations strategy into people focused terms
• Identifying the stakeholders and their issues
• Identifying the key external pressures
• Bridging the internal gap between what is written and what is done
• Defining the gap between organisational strategy and people capability – the Human Resources roadmap

Tools, Processes and Structure
• Various strategic tools and techniques
• How to create a self sustaining HR strategy
• ‘Common’ HR processes and policies and how they support an HR strategy
• Keeping it real – working with people

Measuring Success
• The holy grail of HR strategy
• Creating the right mindset
• Employee brand

Case studies
• Case studies appropriate to the participants will be covered

Interactive sessions
• What is keeping you awake at night? Participants will be offered the opportunity to discuss their experiences and work through either their organisational issues or cover case studie

Benefits to you

• Learn different techniques for modifying or implementing a Human Resources strategy
• Understand general theories on strategy, how they can apply to Human Resources and learn how to effectively implement them in your company for maximum returns
• Understand how to measure the success of your Human Resources strategy
• Gain insights into case studies of how Blue Chip organisations apply their Human Resources strategy
• Practice skills and gain confidence in using processes that can be carried back to the workplace
• Work and learn with participants from other organisations who are facing the same issues

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

This course is currently only available as an in-house option. For more information, and a quote, contact our team on +44 (0)20 3002 3057, or by email at

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"This course will allow my company to develop its existing strategies to a much greater and hopefully profitable level."

Managing Director, Tarmac