Monday, December 19, 2011

You Might Be A Strategic HR Professional If...



















I have been posting a lot this year around my opinion that the strategic HR pendulum is swinging in the right direction. I have labeled HR as being a Rock Star for over a year now and I still feel the momentum. So in true, "You might be a Redneck if..," form, I have a similar list for strategic HR professionals:

You Might Be A Strategic HR Professional If...

1) You are on your CEO's speed dial
2) You understand your companies P&L and the balance sheet
3) You have spoken to your company's customers
4) You understand how much ONE dollar invested in people will produce in profit
5) You NEVER mention that table, ever!
6) Your staff did not all start in HR, some are from the business and some are analyst
7) You attend M&A meetings with your CEO in the very early stages
8) You aspire to be another C...COO, CEO, CAO, CFO
9) Your main objective is making sure talented people are producing at their highest level, delighting your customers every single day.
10) You develop leaders at all levels of the organization

Ok, that was my 10, help me add to this list to keep it going...

You Might Be A Strategic HR Professional If...

5 comments:

rsmvision21 said...

11) You know what the CEO wants – i.e. SAVE, EARN, GROW, PROTECT, COMPLY and SUSTAIN, along with all the ingredients that go inside each of those “Benefit Buckets”.

12) You can relate specific talent management initiatives directly to dramatic operational and financial improvements in service of the enterprise purpose; your priorities become the CEO’s priorities.

13) You make sure that people managers have the actionable information – both process knowledge and content knowledge – they need to excel at managing their direct reports.

14) You’re recognized as the person most responsible for the enterprise’s outstanding access to, and retention of, key talent.

r.melrose@vision21.us
Subject Matter Expert, Enterprise Talent Management
Former international industrial CEO

Cathy Missildine-Martin, SPHR said...

Wow, those were excellent! I love them all especially #12 and #14. Thanks so much for reading and adding to our list!!!

J.Chappelear said...

What a great thought.
I really appreciate your perspective.
John Chappelear
http://johnchappelear.com

Stuart Shaw said...

Hi Cathy, sorry for not dropping by enough lately, but always read your stuff as you know, and you've been busy in 2011! I've had a go below based on your list. I'd only add one more.

1) You are on your employees speed dial – even those of former or aspiring employees
2) Your employees understand your companies P&L and the balance sheet – and how much trouble the business is in without them pushing
3) Your employees know you have spoken to your company's customers
4) Your employees understand how much ONE dollar invested in them will produce in profit – they also know how much more the business is investing in them next year
5) You NEVER mention that table, ever – you have your own table on the shopfloor instead
6) Your staff did not all start in HR, some are from the business and some are analyst – some are part time from the CFO’s office too
7) You attend M&A meetings with your CEO in the very early stages – before the decision is even made to make the numbers work, you make sure the people can work together
8) You aspire to be another C...COO, CEO, CAO, CFO – CIO?
9) Your main objective is making sure talented people are producing at their highest level, delighting your customers every single day – which you actively report and market
10) You develop leaders at all levels of the organization – ditto
11) You have fun. You see work as fun. And put fun and entertainment into the work of others not as an afterthought, but as a rule.

Cathy Missildine-Martin, SPHR said...

Hi Stuart:

How could I have forgotten fun????

It's all about passion for your job and creating a great environment for employees. Thanks for adding that one!

Hope you have a wonderful 2012!

Cathy