Is the demise of HR imminent?……..Not likely!!
Like me, you have probably read some of the recent blogs on the demise of the HR function. I personally think they unnecessarily propagate doom and gloom. For me, effective HR comes down to being an effective “business consultant”. I recently read the term in a Deloitte University Press article on Human Capital Trends(1) and instantly liked it. A business consultant is someone who helps a company grow and maintain profitability. It’s similar, but different, from the traditional HR business partner. Maybe the difference is semantics, but maybe it’s also enough of a difference to reflect on what the business needs from HR. With this in mind, HR should focus on the following, and the value of HR can be clearer. [Read more…]