In an increasing and challenging business environment where there is a lot of uncertainty, senior management needs to see how HR is contributing to business success and the way to do this is to develop an HR strategy that has a roadmap to support the achievement of the business strategy.
An HR strategy is not just a document or PowerPoint presentation that is presented to the Board and then filed away; it is a vision, roadmap and plan of action to deliver. Attracting and retaining good people is as much a challenge now, in the global recession, as it was during the boom years.
To attract and retain the best, you have to have all the required HR practices and systems in place, you have to develop the right messages and help to create a culture that will drive performance and excellence while managing costs. You cannot achieve this by getting just the basic HR systems in place. You need to develop an HR strategy that will be a roadmap for providing employees with the right skills, motivation and attitude to successfully deliver the business objectives.
The course will show you how to audit what HR is doing to improve its service levels and how to use people analytics to provide evidence on the areas that HR needs to deliver, to ensure the business succeeds. It will also outline how you can develop an implementation and communication plan that will ensure your HR strategy is a success.
Who Should Attend
This course is for you if you are an HR Director, Manager or Practitioner who wants to understand how to develop and deliver an HR strategy that meets business needs.
Benefits of Attending
- Understand how HR can impact business performance
- Build a business case to show senior management how people and HR can contribute to business success
- Explore how auditing HR and using people analytics will help to focus on critical areas that need to be addressed
- Define key elements of your HR strategy, including workforce planning, talent acquisition and management, learning and development, employee performance and compensation and benefits
- Develop an implementation and communication plan, and design an HR structure to deliver your strategy
- Examine how to improve your influencing skills to gain greater buy-in
Tom Raftery is the founder of a human capital consulting company – it’s all about people, utilising his extensive experience in HR strategy, processes and systems, organisational design, leadership development, change management and compensation and benefits.
Prior to this, he was VP HR for Arc International, the world’s largest glass and tableware manufacturer and was responsible for a workforce stretching from Japan to Africa, based in Dubai. Tom has over 30 years’ international HR experience and has spent over 15 years in the Middle East, including working at Board level with the Nazer Group in KSA and as a consultant with a local HR consultancy.
In addition to this, Tom was the head of HR for a major division of British Aerospace and HR Manager for a subsidiary of Sedgwick Forbes, the insurance company, based in Athens. Tom has extensive consulting experience gained working for Towers Watson, Arthur Andersen and his own consulting company. This experience covers all aspects of HR in addition to work on large change management projects and leadership development and facilitation work with senior executives.
Tom’s mixture of senior line management and consulting experience has given him a wide range of methodologies and frameworks to call on as well as the experience of how to effectively implement them. In his recent line roles he has been heavily involved in developing incentive schemes, recruiting, performance management and talent management processes that actually work.
Tom is now focusing on Human Capital Consulting, that involves listening to and understanding the client’s needs and then developing appropriate solutions, along with the business case, that are fit for purpose. This will ensure that the solution will add value to the business. He has launched Coaching for HR by HR™ to support HR professionals and Impact Role Play™ utilising professional actors in role play in training and assessment centres.
Tom has a degree in industrial sociology, an MBA from Warwick University and is a member of SHRM and CIPD. He has presented at various conferences in Europe and the Middle East and is an engaging facilitator and trainer.
Tom has been awarded the Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP®) which is a global, competency-based credential that is designed to validate professional-level core HR knowledge and skills.
The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina
The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina
The Address Dubai Marina
Al Marsa Street
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 436 7777
Fax: +971 4 436 7788
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete the assessment, will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Pricing excludes 5% VAT, which will be charged where applicable