The 2013 Canadian conference in public sector HR , “Transforming HR for a Changing Workplace”, allowed innovators in this field to bring in a discussion about learning how to do more with fewer resources. Their advice was to focus on the HR processes that deliver the most value and change or cut out the ineffective ones. The picture of fewer resources and growing needs determined innovators to highlight that it’s also time they considered novel methods for improving their processes.
During the past years, a new information source has become increasingly important to achieve success for companies worldwide. This new information source is represented by large data sets, recently named big data. The increasing volume and the sheer detail of this information available with the rise of technology and social media makes analyzing big data a mandatory prerequisite for companies that want to establish themselves on the global market.
“The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2010” report was recently published by Fast Company. It reports analyzes over 250 companies, including more than 75 non-U.S. businesses, and emphasizes the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies. In addition to the Top 50, Fast Company cited 59 Innovation All-stars, culled from past Top 50 honorees, plus ranked the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in 24 categories, including advertising and marketing, biotechnology, film and TV, media, music, and sports.
A useful resource for managing innovation performance at national level is the The Innovation for Development Report. The report “provides a comprehensive look at the role of innovation in enhancing the development process” at national level. The first section of the report presents the Innovation Capacity Index, a methodological tool for measuring innovation at national level.