White Paper

Leadership: Gaining Strategic Influence

By CUNA Councils

posted 08.24.2020 (HR & OD)

Also available: One Page Summary

According to Gartner Inc., fewer than 20 percent of HR professionals are viewed as strategic partners in their organizations.

Meanwhile, strategic influence has the potential to come from any and every corner of an organization. While each credit union is unique and situations vary, there’s room for HR leaders to gain greater strategic influence that has a positive impact on their credit unions. This white paper examines:

  • The importance of the HR/organizational development (OD) department’s strategic influence;
  • Trust from other functional area leaders of HR-OD as a resource when difficult situations arise;
  • HR’s voice, and its importance as part of the conversation in creating strategic plans;
  • Influence and integration of the HR message and expertise into business strategies;
  • Development and dissemination of plans for making smarter talent decisions—at all levels and in every credit union department;
  • Talent acquisition and retention: how HR-OD professionals can provide guidance and strategic vision;
  • Metrics and data that can demonstrate how talent decisions are improving the organization; and
  • Digital transformation: How HR-OD can take a lead role, and which technologies are critical.
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