Human Resource (HR) organizations over the past decade have had considerable success in delivering improved efficiency – and sometimes effectiveness – within the HR fuction and HR business systems. However, HR has had less success delivering clear, definable value directly to business leaders.
In the next few years, HR organizations have an unprecedented opportunity to put themselves on the map as vital business advisors, addressing critical people-oriented issues that affect company performance. By taking 4 key steps, HR leaders can position themselves to deliver direct business value:
- Bringing insight to investment decisions
- Building future value through today’s forums
- Bridging the people visibility gap
- Removing barriers and optimize performance
Changing course to deliver business value more directly will have the biggest impact on the HR business partners. HR leaders will need to bolster this role with the right skills, tools, and processes to successfully bridge the current divide.