Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Is HR a Profession?




I love this blog post, please read it.  It's worth your time.  Peter Cappelli asks the question, "Is HR a profession or a management function?"

It is a question I have been asking myself and discussing with my HR colleagues for sometime now.

So, let's get some data on this question:

A profession is:


A management function is:

I didn't see a definition per se, but if management is the process of reaching organizational goals by working with and through people and other organizational resources, then my vote is that HR is  BOTH.

Is accounting a profession or a management function?
Is finance a profession or a management function?

What are your thoughts?

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