Human Resources, as we know it, has "left the building". It's scary for many organizations, especially those who are left flat footed thinking HR is administrative and policy driven departments. In fact, the rapid increase in influence for those who have transformed the department may outpace the talent to support the emerging roles. It's also clear that those teams that have the business and the company strategy at the forefront of their work are winning. In fact, the May 2017 article from HBR stated that moving from the business into HR is a boost to your career and you will learn a ton. For C-Suite executives, it's now the best path to CEO. Think about that. Not only has HR landed. We are now leading. For those of you here learning, leverage the links below to keep the passion going. To be great today, you need to be constantly challenging yourself and the organization. The best way to do that is by learning.
HR today and in the future will be the epicenter of business outcomes. With technology and data as tools, companies will need real thought leaders in all key positions to remain competitive. Many of them will come the business. This lends to instant credibility. I can speak for myself. Although I have both master certifications today, all I had when I moved to a manager role in HR was the trust of the business that I would take a holistic approach. I believe that the highest performing HR teams will be matrixed with the business. The teams and the work will look and feel different with teams working alongside the business handling talent forecasts, team strategy, recruiting, learning, and analytics, to name a few. Those working teams will be supported by a very small team at the central office. The team behind them will be creating value by ensuring a holistic well-being strategy, data and ensuring the administrative work happens so the business can focus on winning. I believe that HR as a department will soon be gone. It really has turned into the Culture Team. I encourage you to leverage the links below to read more on these topics.