Innovation Resource Center for Human Resources (IRC4HR®) is a major funder and core team member of The Global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise (CHREATE). Formerly known as the Future of HR project, this open-source initiative is the collaborative effort of a group of CHROs from leading organizations, along with a small group of academics and other thought leaders, focused on defining – and working to enable and accelerate – the future of the HR profession.

“HR [is] part of an ecosystem that demands that we rework both our perspective and our operational roles.”

James Papiano, Executive Coach

The work of CHREATE began in 2013 by identifying the forces that are predicted to (and are already) emerging and producing disruptive change in society, business, and work. Building from this foundation, the group of highly motivated and engaged volunteers that are driving the CHREATE program focused on defining how these disruptive changes would impact the nature of work, workers, and organizations. Multiple teams conducted research and spent time translating that impact into implications for the future of HR in terms of the roles, skills, knowledge, etc., that will be needed for HR (and its practitioners) to make a valuable business contribution to the organizations in which it serves.

In May 2015, the group came together to review the findings of each team and to develop an approach for moving forward. IRC4HR® is proud to be a supporter and participant in the projects that will produce tools and other practical materials for accelerating the HR profession in its efforts to prepare, and be ready, for the future. To learn more about the CHREATE program and view some of its deliverables, please visit the website.