Agile HR – Improving HR Through Agility


Agility has come to be known as a full scale “movement” impacting many aspects of business operations, including HR. While the While the concept of “agile” first started as a means to improve and speed up software development, it has evolved to have a much more far-reaching impact.

That impact has definitely expanded to the practice of human resource management. Some industry experts referred to 2016 as “The Year of Agile HR.” Not just a trend, agility is likely to impact HR best practices for many years to come.

Understanding Agile HR

Agility is team-focused approach to HR that emphasizes adaptability, involving stakeholders, and collaborating for solutions that meet organizational and customer needs while also being responsive to change in real time.

Agile HR strategies are replacing traditional approaches that just cannot keep up with the increasingly rapid pace of change in the modern business environment.

The modern business environment is one in which change is not only constant, but also rapid. It is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) to say the least. In this environment, sticking with traditional ways of thinking means you’re behind the curve – and that’s no way to run an HR department, or a business.

Quite simply, HR success today requires agility – and successful practitioners are well-served by learning how to develop agile strategies to drive their plans and actions. That’s exactly what you’ll learn how to do from this informative webinar.

Agility is Key to Staying Ahead of Change

In the modern business environment, HR practitioners to go beyond just keeping up with the rapid pace of change – they must be ahead of it. They must be prepared to act strategically and quickly while delivering results and empowering people throughout the organization to do the same. In other words, HR must be agile – and that requires a new way of thinking when it comes to developing HR strategies.

Companies striving to succeed in the rapidly changing VUCA state of the business world must be able to adapt quickly. In the current business environment having an agile HR function isn’t an option – it is a necessity. Attend this informative audio conference and learn what you need to know in order to be able to develop and implement agile HR strategies in your organization.

Areas Covered in the Session :

  • Agile defined: What agile really is
  • How/ why agile is relevant to HR
  • Key differences: Traditional HR versus agile HR
  • Practical tips and suggestions for applying agile to the practice of HR
  • Changing your thought processes: Developing a habit of agile thinking
  • Qualities necessary for HR leaders to exhibit and practice agility

Who Will Benefit:

  • HR Directors
  • HR Executives
  • HR Managers
  • HR Specialists
  • HR Coordinators
  • HR Business Partners
  • HR Generalists
  • Other HR Professionals
  • All professionals with HR responsibilities

Mary Gormandy White

Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a founding partner of MTI Business Solutions/Mobile Technical Institute. As the firm’s Director of Corporate Training & Consulting Services, Mary teaches a variety of HR, Management, Leadership, Communication and Customer Service corporate training classes, seminars and workshops throughout the U.S. She also provides expert human resource management consulting services to clients across the country in a variety of industries and is a frequent speaker at conference and association meetings.

Mary has more than 20 years of professional experience working with adult learners in corporate, career college and higher education settings, as well as significant experience in operations and human resource management. She has an extensive background in all aspects of training and instructional design and has in-depth knowledge of personality assessments in regards to employee, management, and leadership styles with specific expertise related to Everything DiSC.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and has completed extensive post-graduate coursework in Instructional Design & Development and is a certified Everything DiSC trainer.

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