The Evolving Role of HR

The role that the Human Resources team plays within today’s ever-evolving corporate landscape is very different from a generation ago.

By Melissa Thompson, VP, Talent Acquisition - McGraw-Hill Education
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The HR function traditionally supported transactional business requirements to evaluate, hire, and train talent coming into the business, and facilitated the processes associated with each of these areas. This could be likened to an “order taker” mentality, where HR was given an “order” for a certain type of talent—and would then go find it. Viewed as an enforcer, the HR group would manage compliance to process, without integration into the business, to become proactive in their approach and to support their internal customers.

In today’s competitive landscape, an evolved approach to Human Resources is a competitive advantage. The talent landscape is changing, and generating the largest disruption business has ever seen—putting talent in a position where they are guaranteed to win. To adapt and to experience growth and success, organizations must now count on their HR teams to be the backbone that supports their business strategy. Without the right talent and supporting human capital infrastructure, the execution of key strategic objectives, as well as the ability to outpace the industry among their competitive set, is non-existent.

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