To Usher in the Age of HR, We Need to Start By Tearing It Apart

TLNT: The Business of HR

Editor’s Note: This is the last of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute. But will this also be the Age of HR? The power to make the answer “yes” lies with HR leaders — but exercising that power will be very difficult and likely very painful as well. The way people work is radically changing. HR expertise.

How this HR exec built the function from the ground up

HRExecutive

Key HR Challenges: Building an HR function from the ground up for the organization, which had little in the way of HR when McGovern arrived. Key HR Accomplishments: Transitioning a 100% paper-based system to a comprehensive integrated platform. Michelle McGovern.

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I’m Sorry HR But Like Public Enemy Said: “Can’t Trust It”

PerformanceICreate

I could relate because there have been times when I have felt like my employer was acting in an oppressive manner. Employees look to those of us in HR for leadership in promoting this core tenet. Because HR functions manage the acquisition and retention of employees, I believe we have a greater obligation to walk and talk with trust. The various HR Functions have more beef than Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump on a cattle ranch.

Building Good Habits Within Teams

Something Different

This morning I read a great piece from the HR Capitalist Kris Dunn on the utility of flash performance reviews. You can read it here (recommended as it’s a fast, thought provoking read), but in summary Dunn posits that automating the feedback process in such a way that managers receive negative consequences for not delivering timely performance messages to their direct reports would force the dialogue process and cause everyone to be more productive.

Is HR Earning its Keep?

Bersin with Deloitte

HR organizations got a boost in investment in 2014, with budgets up an average of 4% over the prior year. Much of the extra money went to increased headcount, with HR staffing up 3%, on average. Another big area of investment was HR technology, with one-fifth organizations saying they increased their spending on HR systems during 2014. So for many organizations, the additional investments in HR technology, staffing, programs, and other intiatives have not paid off.

Is HR Earning its Keep?

Bersin with Deloitte

HR organizations got a boost in investment in 2014, with budgets up an average of 4% over the prior year. Much of the extra money went to increased headcount, with HR staffing up 3%, on average. Another big area of investment was HR technology, with one-fifth organizations saying they increased their spending on HR systems during 2014. So for many organizations, the additional investments in HR technology, staffing, programs, and other intiatives have not paid off.

Is HR Earning its Keep?

Bersin with Deloitte

HR organizations got a boost in investment in 2014, with budgets up an average of 4% over the prior year. Much of the extra money went to increased headcount, with HR staffing up 3%, on average. Another big area of investment was HR technology, with one-fifth organizations saying they increased their spending on HR systems during 2014. So for many organizations, the additional investments in HR technology, staffing, programs, and other intiatives have not paid off.

Is HR Earning its Keep?

Bersin with Deloitte

HR organizations got a boost in investment in 2014, with budgets up an average of 4% over the prior year. Much of the extra money went to increased headcount, with HR staffing up 3%, on average. Another big area of investment was HR technology, with one-fifth organizations saying they increased their spending on HR systems during 2014. So for many organizations, the additional investments in HR technology, staffing, programs, and other intiatives have not paid off.

Is HR Earning its Keep?

Bersin with Deloitte

HR organizations got a boost in investment in 2014, with budgets up an average of 4% over the prior year. Much of the extra money went to increased headcount, with HR staffing up 3%, on average. Another big area of investment was HR technology, with one-fifth organizations saying they increased their spending on HR systems during 2014. So for many organizations, the additional investments in HR technology, staffing, programs, and other intiatives have not paid off.

Is HR Earning its Keep?

Bersin with Deloitte

HR organizations got a boost in investment in 2014, with budgets up an average of 4% over the prior year. Much of the extra money went to increased headcount, with HR staffing up 3%, on average. Another big area of investment was HR technology, with one-fifth organizations saying they increased their spending on HR systems during 2014. So for many organizations, the additional investments in HR technology, staffing, programs, and other intiatives have not paid off.

Is HR Earning its Keep?

Bersin with Deloitte

HR organizations got a boost in investment in 2014, with budgets up an average of 4% over the prior year. Much of the extra money went to increased headcount, with HR staffing up 3%, on average. Another big area of investment was HR technology, with one-fifth organizations saying they increased their spending on HR systems during 2014. So for many organizations, the additional investments in HR technology, staffing, programs, and other intiatives have not paid off.

Is HR Earning its Keep?

Bersin with Deloitte

HR organizations got a boost in investment in 2014, with budgets up an average of 4% over the prior year. Much of the extra money went to increased headcount, with HR staffing up 3%, on average. Another big area of investment was HR technology, with one-fifth organizations saying they increased their spending on HR systems during 2014. So for many organizations, the additional investments in HR technology, staffing, programs, and other intiatives have not paid off.

Is HR Earning its Keep?

Bersin with Deloitte

HR organizations got a boost in investment in 2014, with budgets up an average of 4% over the prior year. Much of the extra money went to increased headcount, with HR staffing up 3%, on average. Another big area of investment was HR technology, with one-fifth organizations saying they increased their spending on HR systems during 2014. So for many organizations, the additional investments in HR technology, staffing, programs, and other intiatives have not paid off.

Around the Bonfyre with Reneé Maxwell of Hansgrohe North America

Bonfyre

For Reneé Maxwell, employee retention, successful training and development, and internal promotability stand out as key signifiers of employee engagement. For our latest installment of Around the Bonfyre, we talked to Maxwell about the qualities an HR Director needs to address engagement and culture, while also prioritizing employee performance. Like many HR managers, I didn’t go to school for it, but I truly have found what I love doing.

300+ Women Leaders in HR! These Women in HR Bring a Unique Blend of People & Strategic Skills.

CakeHR

As you are probably aware from some of our other articles, we love to showcase lists of HR influencers for our readers to follow, such as our quarterly HR Gurus feature and 89+ HR Analytics Influencers post. This is largely because we believe it’s a great resource for business owners (and others working within the HR function) to gather ideas from the insights and articles they share, enabling followers to improve their own business practices.