Strategic HR Center Publications

2017

  1. 25 Truths about M&A Integration: Insights from the Merger Integration Conference

    July 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    The need for transformative M&A deals is urgent. Deal volume is growing, deal rationales are changing, and the cultural and geographic scope of mergers is expanding. Communication and deal prep are paramount.

  2. 25 Truths about HR's Role in Mergers and Acquisitions: Insights from the HR M&A Lab

    July 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    HR has growing importance in mergers and acquisitions. Cross-border elements, global staffing issues, and complex value propositions are areas where HR can help drive deal value, along with due diligence and budgeting.

  3. Turning Silver into Gold: Tapping into the Mature Workforce to Close Europe's Widening Talent Gaps

    July 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Europe's workforce is aging and possibly shrinking as well. Retaining and retraining mature workers can help stem the tide of workforce defections and fill in skills gaps.

  4. Driving Digital Transformation: Why Culture and Structure Matter

    June 2017 | Key Business Issues

    This report investigates what organizations need to look, feel, and act like if they are to be successful at digital transformation. What are the strategic capabilities companies need to develop? How can corporate culture support or hinder digital transformation? What kinds of organizational structure does digital transformation require?

  5. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job?: Proxy Advisors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    June 2017 | Key Business Issues

    When describing the job of a public company board member, proxy advisors were not  naturally inclined to draw up a list of qualifications and responsibilities.

  6. Immigration Policy That Works: Bringing Foreign-Born Workers into High-Shortage Occupations to Grow Our Economy

    June 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    This policy brief recommends steps to reform immigration policy, including suggestions for employing both native-born workers and immigrants to flexibly address looming labor shortages.

  7. Socially Minded: Convincing the C-suite of Social Media's Benefits

    May 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Understand the range of benefits that social media can bring to companies across industries and why the C-suite should be on board.

  8. 20 Truths about Strategic HR: Insights from the 3rd Annual Strategic HR Conference

    May 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Practitioners say they have experienced more internal and external change in the past two years than ever before in their entire careers. HR can help companies navigate this change.

  9. Signposts of Innovation: A Review of Innovation Metrics

    May 2017 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This working paper gives an overview of approaches to innovation measurement and dives more deeply into the metrics which can help businesses to track, monitor, and assess innovation performance. The Signposts of Innovation framework includes technology, digitization, environmental and social sustainability, customer experience and branding, internal innovation networks, and external innovation ecosystems.

  10. Signposts of Innovation: Toward Better Innovation Metrics for Business—A Primer

    May 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Despite the importance of innovation, companies often lack a comprehensive framework to measure it. This report reviews approaches to measure innovation and presents a comprehensive, flexible framework to guide business decisions.