The Talent Agenda
How should we organize the HR function? There’s a multitude of frameworks and models to look at. We could start with the classic Ulrich model of HR Business Partners, Centers of Expertise and HR Shared Services and move to various evolutions and adaptations of it. Is there a single model that is better than others? Probably not. The choice of the HR organization structure depends on the HR strategy - what HR is trying to help the business accomplish, what are the top focus areas and how it envisages delivering the required services.
Here’s a nice overview of various HR models from leading consulting firms like EY, Deloitte, McKinsey etc. and the article also presents some ideas about how best to structure the HR function.
Spreadsheet skills are so important for early-stage careers. There’s plenty of resources on the web to pick up these skills, but I came across an interesting YouTube channel from a fellow HR professional in Singapore which specifically has videos on Excel skills for HR. Some of these might come across as basic for those who are proficient in Excel, but others might benefit from it.
A Productive Workout
A workout is a great way to create mindspace for processing and learning new ideas. And it primes you for creative thinking. For your next walk, run or workout session, hear from Indra Nooyi (former CEO and Chairperson of PepsiCo) in a lively conversation about leadership, finding mentors and making big career decisions. There’s also a great discussion about reimagining the future of work with an emphasis on flexibility and inclusion, so that employees can make families a real priority. Grab the links - Spotify, Apple Podcasts.
Found this super inspiring!
A useful website for learning excel is from Exceljet. As for workout, I find that starting work each morning with a mop down of your desk and arrangement of your clutter a good way to organise your mind for the day ahead.