THE FUNCTION OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENTS HAS REMAINED THE SAME FOR OVER 100 YEARS. THAT’S ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE.
Really! I started out in HR in 1987, The HR world has changed dramatically. The only real constant is change! HR functions that are administrative are usually a result of the company not valuing HR. Employer not taking care of the compliance usually are not employers of choice. It’s not administrative! It’s strategic! As I read the article my first thought went to great companies like Google, Apple, Yahoo, GE, and Amgen. These companies created an HR strategy to attract top talent. Yes, it’s a strategy, those companies consistently have their pick of talent and an engaged workforce, year after year. Not a surprise that they consistently execute their business plan. They have made strategic choices!