HR: Getting Back to (First) Principles

Process should support outcomes, not de-rail them. In part one of this blog series I recounted some discussions where I faced an uncomfortable truth about HR. I saw the impacts of HR memes and processes, and possibly HR ambition, dominating and overcoming the actual value that could otherwise have been brought to business issues. And … Continue reading HR: Getting Back to (First) Principles

HR’s Role: Do We Need To Get Over Ourselves Sometimes?

In our rush for influence could we lose sight of our true value proposition? More than a decade ago I was a speaker at an HR conference. My session was late in the day, so I enjoyed the other sessions while quietly thinking about what I would present later. Around mid morning a presenter gave … Continue reading HR’s Role: Do We Need To Get Over Ourselves Sometimes?