In the most recent edition of HR Magazine, there was a very interesting article by Edward Lawler, Jay Jamrog and John Boudreau, "Shining Light on the HR Profession" (membership required) regarding HR's positioning post recession.
- HR Executives felt that they did improve effectiveness and their strategic role as a result of how HR responded to the recession. AND
- Not only did HR Executives toot their own horn but when managers were asked the same questions they agreed that HR had gained strategic and effectiveness ground.
- Talent Management-HR needs to make sure that they are committed to the quality of their talent management decisions and that their performance management system provides accurate data about their talent.
- Analytics and Metrics-No shocker here from my last few posts on the subject. The HR leaders who emphasize numbers were the ones that made the most gains in their effectiveness in the survey. Enough said...
- Innovation-HR needs to be open to new practices that lead to tangible results. By constantly looking at new and creative ways to solve business problems, HR can really add to its perception and reputation by being innovative.