Principles behind the Agile HR Manifesto

This was developed based on the Manifesto for Agile Software Development

 Follow these 12 principles:

Our highest priority is to satisfy the company
through early and continuous delivery
of valuable programs.

Welcome changing requirements, even late in
development. Agile HR processes harness change for
the company’s competitive advantage.

Deliver (working program/policies) frequently, from a
couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a
preference to the shorter timescale.

Business people and HR practitioners must work
together daily throughout the project.

Build company culture around motivated individuals.
Give them the environment and support they need,
and trust them to get the job done.

The most efficient and effective method of
conveying information to and within a
team is face-to-face conversation.

Working HR programmes, tools and services, and
employee engagement is the primary measure of progress.

Agile HR processes promote sustainable business practices.
The leaders, managers, and employees should be able
to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.

Continuous attention to technical excellence
and incorporation of company culture enhances agility.

Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount
of work not done–is essential.

The best architecture in HR deliverables arises
out of the self-organising team

At regular intervals, the HR team reflects on how
to become more effective, asks for feedback from others, then tunes and adjusts
its behavior accordingly.

Author: Jasmine P. Ramratan

Jasmine has over 15 years of human resources and progressive management experience in government and the Department of National Defence. Jasmine is a positive, high energy and gregarious person who enjoys pushing her limits in new and exciting realms. As she transitions to a second career following nearly 15 years of service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, she is seeking new opportunities to exercise her leadership, HR knowledge, and love of public speaking. In her spare time, Jasmine serves on the Board of Directors as the Vice Chairperson for the national charity Courageous Companions which provides service dogs to military veterans and first responders who have physical and/or psychological injuries from their service. This cause is very close to her heart as a military veteran, spouse of an injured veteran and dog lover. She is looking to expand her leadership roles by engaging in opportunities to mentor young human resource professionals to continuously have a positive impact on the industry within Alberta. She firmly believes that philanthropy is one of the most rewarding and personally fulfilling ways to use her talents and has committed to dedicating a portion of her time to these endeavours. Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Royal Military College of Canada, and the Certified Professional in Human Resources designation (CPHR) since 2014 and has native language abilities in French and English, and a working knowledge of Spanish and German.