‘CPOs: From HR to workforce transformation’ whitepaper

How do HR leaders align people strategy to business objectives? What investment in skills, mindset and ways of working does HR need to demonstrate value back to the business? How do you deliver better alignment between functions, such as People Analytics, Change, Organisation Design, Talent?

To introduce our campaign, ‘Demystifying the HR operating model‘, we’ve launched a whitepaper that canvasses the opinions of business leaders, HR leaders and transformation specialists across 30 organisations on the wide-ranging topic of workforce transformation, looking to answer these questions and more.

We explored the challenges of terms such as ‘workforce transformation’ and its implications, as well as the different types of setups that exist within HR teams of varying shapes and sizes, across a variety of industries.
Watch this video where Julian Holmes provides further insights into our research:

What’s in this guide?

This research has been conducted with a view to challenging existing perspectives, posing a number of challenge questions you can answer around:
Demystifying the HR operating model whitepaper
  • Change, transformation and business as usual (BAU)
  • The role of HR in workforce transformation
  • Why workforce change is essential in business change
  • How to align HR to business goals and commercial outcomes
  • The role of HR leaders, HRBPs, centres of excellence, shared services and third parties
  • What the role of the workforce transformation office is, the benefits and potential risks
  • The importance of data and systems and why they should be an ally.

To get a copy of the whitepaper itself simply fill in the form below. Or, if you’d like to talk to any of our team about your organisation’s approach to workforce transformation, reach out via workforcetransformation@lacepartners.co.uk

Follow our new series ‘Demystifying the HR operating model‘ to navigate the complex world of the HR operating model with ease.

Meet the authors

Alice McCormack

Alice joined LACE Partners in 2022, specialising in HR operating model and organisation design. Alice is passionate about developing innovative, implementable, and effective OD solutions to drive growth and efficiency – and supporting the journey from design to delivery.

Prior to joining LACE Partners, Alice has a mixture of consultancy (Big 4) and in-house HR experience and more recently relocated back to the UK from Copenhagen, Denmark where she was at the Carlsberg Group driving their Global HR Organisation Design review and transformation agenda.

Ellie Harrison

Ellie joined LACE in 2023 and is a fantastic HR Transformation professional with a breadth of experience working across many different sectors.

In particular, Ellie is passionate about HR change, HR technology and people experience design and implementation.

With a mix of consultancy and in-house experience, Ellie has a breadth of understanding. She has led HR and change workstreams for large, global HR transformations with brands such as John Lewis, Pladis, The Gym Group.

Julian Holmes

Julian is a business transformation professional and FCIPD. In his early career, he worked in a variety of strategic finance roles in the telecoms and internet industry.

He later joined Deloitte and focused on Organisation and Target Operating Model Design with a wide variety of private and public sector clients including HMRC, Thomson Reuters and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. He also founded the Workforce Analytics practice and led the application of analytics to transformation programmes.

Julian has great experience in areas such as business transformation, talent intelligence, people analytics and strategic workforce planning.

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