By Claude Werder, Vice President and Principal HCM Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

HR transformation is a hot topic for discussion. Often, the focus is on the use of AI, RPA and machine learning to remove the barriers that prevent HR from becoming more strategic. And that’s correct – technology is a big part of HR transformation.

But that’s only part of a much more complex story. Technology is a tool; a means to an end. The essence of HR transformation is understanding how to leverage our greatest asset — people — to more empower the organization to thrive in the digital age strategically and efficiently.

For more insight about that, please join Steven Forth and me Thursday (Nov. 21) for 5 Strategies that Help Transform HR, a webinar sponsored by Ibbaka. Steven, a partner at Ibbaka, has a unique vision of what it really takes to transform HR. Technology and analytics are key, but understanding how to use those tools — and what to use them for — is the more critical piece of the puzzle most organizations miss.

I speak to businesses every day in my role as an HCM analyst at Brandon Hall Group. Most organizations struggle to understand the workforce capabilities required to meet current and future customer needs. And even when they do understand them, they are confronted with many powerful barriers, including:

  • Executives who don’t agree on how to develop competencies and skills for the workforce
  • No long-range plan to identify the talent pool needed for the future and the associated competencies and skills.

We’ll draw on research by both Brandon Hall Group and Ibbaka to focus on the real challenges you must address before you can hope to truly transform HR.

Register for the webinar today. Even if you can’t make the webcast from 1-2 pm ET Thursday, you will receive the slides and recording.

Claude Werder, Vice President and Principal HCM Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

Claude Werder is Brandon Hall Group’s Vice President and Principal HCM Analyst. He focuses on Leadership Development and Talent Management. Brandon Hall Group is a leading research and analyst firm with Practices in Learning & Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management/Core HR.

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