Allegis Partners has contributed an essay in the eBook, Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR with the CHREATE Project. Black Holes and White Spaces describes tools and frameworks that leaders inside and outside the HR profession can use to transform the HR profession and their organizational success. It summarizes the collective wisdom and hard work of over 70 exemplary chief HR officers and other leaders. Their mission: Disruptively accelerate the progress of the HR profession to meet the unprecedented challenges and opportunities of the new world of work. "Black Holes" are things that have been talked about for years in HR, but remain stubbornly unresolved. "White Spaces" are things that get far too little attention from HR, but that must be addressed to have a pivotal impact on the future workplace and the success of HR and organizations.
These leaders committed to a three-year collective effort dubbed CHREATE -- The Global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise. They recruited their colleagues and led volunteer teams that tackled the tough challenges, demonstrated how to address them, and built open-source tools and frameworks for leaders like you to use in your own organization. The CHREATE Project focused on four key pillars of change, that organize this book:
1. Align HR with Value Creation for Organizations that Win
2. Shape Expectations of HR's Key Constituents
3. Rewire the Work and Tools of HR
4. Enhance the HR Talent Pipeline
Allegis Partners’ chapter in Black Holes and White Spaces is titled The Unique Role for Executive Search Firms in Shaping Organizational Expectations for HR. To be impactful, the theory around new standards and methodologies that need to be integrated into the HR profession’s tool kit actually need to be built into the expectations that CEOs, boards and other corporate leaders set for HR. Expectations drive change. Because of their unique relationships with CEOs and boards, executive search consultants can shift conversations about HR leadership profiles away from purely operational requirements and transactional skills to strategic priorities. Then they are able to bring clients companies the kind of highly equipped HR leadership that serves as a key drive of business performance.
The full eBook is published through SHRM and is available on Amazon via this link:
Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR with the CHREATE Project
Ian Ziskin, one of the co-founders of the CHREATE project, serves on Allegis Partners' Advisory Board.