Consulting Skills for HR: Getting to the Right Questions

Numerous studies of the past two decades cite that C-Suite leaders consistently report that HR has not been delivering the needed level of value to their organization while HR perspectives vastly differ.

Why is the HR profession so poor at aligning with business priorities even though the opportunity to make a difference is so significant? Part of the answer lies in the way we go about understanding what is happening in our organizations and how this drives the HR focus and approach.

Getting insights through both art and science – relationships and data – in a structured way makes the difference. Adept consultants have developed skills and methodologies to quickly gain insights to be able to act on them to earn leaders’ trust and confidence. These consultants have mastered the way questions are phrased and the forums in which they are raised to attain high impact.

HR Business Partners can quickly elevate their credibility when learning these practices. This Workshop was delivered by Gavin Pommernelle and Michael Leckie at the 2018 TRI-STATE SHRM CONFERENCE was was approved for 2.50 HRCI Business Credits & 2.50 SHRM Credits.

Special thanks go to Kurt Anderson for his Sketchnote of the workshop.