HR outputs

HR outputs

Past outputs

Our work is available exclusively to members for three months from date of publication. It is then released to the media and is available for download.

2017 - Employee Well-being and Resilience

There was one phrase that was used time and again – the term ‘employee wellbeing and resilience’ and this was going to become increasingly important and organisations were going to need to find some answers.

2016 - Future Models of HR

The objective of this study is to investigate and recommend well founded practical suggestions on how HR functions (HRf) might best add value and organise themselves, given the likely changes and challenges in the socio-economic and business environment of the next 5 to 10 years.

2015 - Employer Value Proposition

This research examines the drivers for a focus on employer value proposition (EVP), explores how different organisations are approaching it, what is working and what issues are emerging.

2015 - Performance Management

 It’s interesting to note how often performance management fits into the ‘almost impossible to do’ and ‘low-discernible impact’ box…we have seen a growing trend where many people recognise this and are moving away from the systematic HR-centric approach to performance management.

2014 - What CEOs want from HR (PDF)

This research piece examines what your key internal stakholders, CEOs, want from HR as a function and as individuals.

2014 - Talent Management: Where are we now?

This research explores how organisations are dealing with this new talent context and asks if there are new models of talent management emerging as a result; or whether traditional approaches are still delivering the goods.

Professor Nick Kemsley with additional support and content from Professor Nick Holley

2013 - Big Data and HR (PDF)

This recent ground breaking research carried out by Nick Holley (Co-director of Henley Centre for HR Excellence) looks at how the power of HR analytics will change HR and explores whether this is an opportunity or a threat.

2013 - Is Something Rotten in the state of Leadership Development? (PDF)

The newest research paper based on the output from the workshop in November 2012 which was captured in the YouTube video (please see the link below). Written by Richard Boston, Director of LeaderSpace and Nick Holley, Co-Director of the Centre for HR excellence.

2013 - Leadership Development

Here is the latest piece of work in a rather different format to our usual reports. It was developed at the workshop on Nov 23rd which some of you attended.

2012 - Next Generation HR - Research (PDF)
Next Generation HR - moving forwards into a new economic climate
Nick Kemsley, Nick Holley, Rudi Kindts.

2011 - HR Careers - Desk Research (PDF)
Initial Part to HR Careers research. Provides an overview of existing thinking on HR careers
Nick Holley, Mark Hoyal, Nick Kemsley, Rudi Kindts.

2011 - HR Careers Full Research Report (PDF) 
The research was looking at how to build the capability of the HR function underpinned by an effective career proposition for individuals.
Nick Holley, Mark Hoyal, Nick Kemsley, Rudi Kindts.

2011 - Zero Based HR (PDF-622 KB) 
A study by The Centre for HR Excellence at Henley Business School. 
David Birchall, Nick Holley and Nick Kemsley

2011 - HR and the recovery research (PDF)
Alison Doyle, Nick Holley, Richard McBain, Ann Parkinson

2010 - HR models - final (PDF-6.9 MB) 
HR Models - lessons from best practice - Interview based research
Nick Holley

HR Models - Checklist - Nick Holley (PDF-1 MB) 
We carried out extensive desk research and interviews with a number of organisations  to look at how HR is organised.

2009 - HR models - initial desk research (PDF-1.4 MB) 
HR Models - lessons from best practice - Initial desk research
Nick Holley

2009 - HR after the recession research (PDF-1 MB) 
HR and the recession research
Alison Doyle, Nick Holley, Richard McBain, Ann Parkinson

2008 - HR Employee Engagement Phase 2 (PDF-474 MB) 
A Henley HR Centre of Excellence Research Report
Professor David Birchall, Nick Holley and Benjamin Reid

2008 - Talent management (PDF-651 KB) 
A Henley HR Centre of Excellence Research Report
Prof. David Birchall, Nick Holley and Benjamin Reid

2007 - HR Employee Engagement Phase 1 (PDF-603 KB)
HR research: Report from HR Centre of Excellence Research and members meeting on 6 March 2007. Chris Brewster, Malcolm Higgs, Nick Holley, Richard McBain.

2007 - HR Talent Research (PDF-333 KB) 
The HR Centre of Excellence  carried out research report on HR Talent -  April 2007. Chris Brewster, Nick Holley, Richard McBain, Tim Osborn-Jones.

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