What is a Human Resources Transformation Model?

A well-crafted Human Resources Transformation model is a conceptual model that bridges the gap between where you are and who you are to where you want to be and who you want to be in the realm of Human Resources.

In any Human Resources Transformation endeavor, it is essential to know your current state. An objective assessment of your current situation spanning the company’s strategy, people, process, technology, information, as well as culture and mindset is an essential starting point.

Questions to ask while assessing the current state of the Human Resources Function:

  • How does the business perceive HR in the current context?
  • What is the role of HR in enabling business and its strategy?
  • What is the current operating model of HR?
  • What is the present culture and philosophy of providing HR services?
  • What is the mix of insourcing, outsourcing within the HR realm?

Once you have a clear and objective assessment of the current state of HR in your organization, the next step is to envision the desired future. One can reach the target state of HR in incremental steps with specific activities and outcomes driving the maturity. However, it is important to be clear-eyed and practical about what is possible – given the organizational context, basic constructs, and operating environment.

A well-crafted Human Resources Transformation model is a conceptual model that bridges the gap between where you are and who you are to where you want to be and who you want to be in the realm of Human Resources.

Conduct a Gap Analysis of your current state and the desired target state. What specific HR Capabilities needs to be evolved to achieve the goal? What HR value streams and processes should you re-engineer? What tweaks are necessary to the HR operating model? What systems need to be replaced and re-architected?

Then identify the strategic levers and implementation steps to go from the point of departure (your current state) to the point of arrival (the desired target state). These strategic levers and implementation steps need to be detailed out into a detailed HR Transformation Roadmap.

The Human Resources Transformation model is not rigid, should be flexible. Based on your industry, geography, the state of the business, the cultural dynamics and the operating model, you may adapt the CIOPages.com Human Resources Transformation Model to your needs. Please click here to download the Human Resources Transformation Model PowerPoint Template.

There is more information available on HR transformation. Please check out CIOPages.com HR Transformation Resources and the Human Resources Transformation Toolkit for additional insights and resources to help you in HR transformation efforts.

You can also find various resources on RBL group.