HR Leaders Monthly – October Issue on Aligning HR and Business Strategy | Gartner

HR Effectiveness

As HR organizations plan their 2022 strategic agenda and initiatives to support business priorities, this October issue of Gartner’s HR Leaders Monthly includes eight articles with insights on this topic. Page 37 begins an article titled, “Addressing HR Leaders’ Top Strategic Planning Challenges.” It mentions how only 27% of HR leaders surveyed say they review their HR strategies once per year or more as the business strategy changes. One tactic to overcome this challenge is to a) identify a set of business triggers (e.g., enter a new market) and human capital triggers that promote leaders to revisit and adapt business and HR strategies. b) The article notes that HR leaders must answer three questions when communicating HR measures and impact to business stakeholders. 1) What story is HR telling the board? 2) Which problems is the strategy addressing? 3) What contribution is HR’s strategy making to the success of the business strategy? HR leaders might want to ask these questions to their team at their next team meeting to develop a collective narrative. If you missed it last week, check out Marc Effron’s article, The CEO’s Three Questions About Talent, which provides additional insights for developing your firm’s talent narrative.

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