Tuesday, 15 December 2009

More on Next Generation HR (Talking HR 022)


CIPD Sustainable Organisational Performance   Tonight’s Talking HR show (#022) took the CIPD’s New Generation HR research that I’ve discussed before for a deeper and fuller review.

However, although I tried to be positive, my reactions to the research report remained largely the same.  Krishna seemed to think very much the same as me as well.  And it looks as if you agree with us too – 24 of you have responded to my survey asking about what you believe provides the basis for Next Generation HR in your organisation.  These are the results with 20 hours to go:


  • Sustainable Organisational Performance (CIPD)  4 (16%)
  • Human Capital Management  9 (37%)
  • The Social Business  5 (20%)
  • Behavioural HR  4 (16%)
  • Externally Focused HR  3 (12%)
  • Green HR  2 (8%)
  • HR 2.0  6 (25%)
  • Imagination Based HR  4 (16%)
  • Evidence Based HR  4 (16%)
  • Strengths Based HR  2 (8%)
  • Other  1 (4%)



I’m really interested and impressed that Human Capital Management and HR 2.0 top your votes (have you see these two things mentioned anywhere else recently??? – perhaps at the top of this blog for instance?), with both these options, and the Social Business scoring more highly than the CIPD’s suggestion, Sustainable Organisational Performance.


Find the show here

And the show notes here (including all the resources mentioned on the show).





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  1. The poll closed earlier today with just one additional vote for HCM taking this winning response up to 10 of the 25 votes cast (ie 40%).

    The CIPD's SOP remained at just 4 votes, ie 16%.

    Thanks to everyone who participated - it really is very much appreciated.

  2. Intriguing findings Jon, I'd have been interested to see how things would have turned out had there been a more explicit choice around technology...

    That said, I appreciate that Social Business and HR 2.0 do have technology as implicit components...

  3. Thanks Bruce, I agree an 'integrated HCM suite based HR' (or something rather snappier) option would have been a good addition.

    Thanks for the reference in your blog post too (http://www.fourgroups.com/blog/archives/05/opportunities-for-hr-and-people-management-in-2010-and-beyond/)


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