I recently contributed to a global study by Henley Business School that confirms changes in technology and how people engage with organisations, present major opportunities for the HR function to demonstrate real strategic value.
Excepting some thought-leaders, it was felt the HR function in general has been under-valued and has lacked the purpose or capability to maximise these opportunities.
The report suggests HR leaders have the choice to provide better tactical value through people processes and expert advice on issues, or transforming the function to exploit its potential for critical strategic contribution.
The recommendations provide not only a vision for the evolved or transformed function but also immediate steps that can be taken to achieve this strategic role.
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