The Evolving Face of Human Resources
Technology coupled with an evolving workforce is impacting change at lightning speed. Outside of expanding how and where we conduct business, it has vastly transformed our work culture and our interaction. Human Resource departments are experiencing an evolution in their roles and expectations due to this dynamic shift.
Traditionally, the HR department was the administrative bridge between the employer and employee that ensured the corporate policy and culture was understood and upheld to protect both parties. It also held the unique ability to influence significant change throughout the organization.
Today, Human Resource professionals have been impacted by enhanced technology, a more diverse workforce, and frequent labor compliance fluctuations which influence how our internal cultures develop. The evolving landscape has opened the potential for Human Resource departments to become more efficient, allowing time to develop a more strategic approach to culture development, talent acquisition, and overall employee and leadership engagement.
It is a time of adaptation and innovation, and it’s heavily influenced by our HR professionals. As a business owner and leader in your organization, this presents a unique opportunity to define (or redefine) your culture, desired goals and objectives, and team functionality. Once this is clearly defined, the sky’s the limit for a strategic approach from your HR professionals to proactively support leadership’s efforts to on-board a wholly inclusive, productive, and profitable team.