The HR Innovation Practices Observatory was established in 2010 to address the extensive process of transformation to the skills needed in the HR department and its actual role, as an effect of the diffusion of new ICT technologies and organisational models. The Observatory intends to work alongside HR executives to bring advancements to the process of managing and developing human resources, which is a consequence of this diffusion. The Observatory intends to act as a point of reference in developing a culture of innovation within the HR field, encouraging communication - and creating a community - between players of both demand and offer for technologies used in the development and management of human resources.
The Observatory’s work consists of:
- field research involving HR managers and HR-related managers (personnel administration, selection, training...);
- three workshops by invitation for HR executives from leading Italian organisations and designated people from the Observatory’s supporters, where the purpose is to share and validate some of the research’s findings and cases of success achieved through innovative interactive methods;
- a convention by invitation to present the results of our research with two round table events on topics of particular interest to the Observatory supporters (registration will be opening shortly).
- presentation of the HR Innovation awards.
HR Innovation awards
With the intention of rewarding and spreading best practice in innovation, the HR Innovation Practices Observatory promotes an initiative started in 2011 to share and introduce stand-out projects that make use of digital technology to drive innovation and improvement to the main processes in the area of HR management and development.
The winning companies will receive a prize awarded at the convention on the day when research findings are presented. Our purpose is to create a virtuous mechanism for sharing and rewarding best practice and excellence within HR departments, as these often do not recognise the benefits of applying modern technology as a lever to improve and bring innovation to HR management and development operations.