The Case For An HR Critique Partner

What could the world of publishing offer us in terms of a helpful approach? In earlier posts I’ve given some examples of where risks HR losing sight of the wood for the trees by making process dominant, or slavishly following ‘best practice’ whether it fits the business involved or not. And the main premise of … Continue reading The Case For An HR Critique Partner

HR: Getting Back to (First) Principles

Process should support outcomes, not de-rail them. In part one of this blog series I recounted some discussions where I faced an uncomfortable truth about HR. I saw the impacts of HR memes and processes, and possibly HR ambition, dominating and overcoming the actual value that could otherwise have been brought to business issues. And … Continue reading HR: Getting Back to (First) Principles

HR’s Role: Do We Need To Get Over Ourselves Sometimes?

In our rush for influence could we lose sight of our true value proposition? More than a decade ago I was a speaker at an HR conference. My session was late in the day, so I enjoyed the other sessions while quietly thinking about what I would present later. Around mid morning a presenter gave … Continue reading HR’s Role: Do We Need To Get Over Ourselves Sometimes?

Welcome to Business-Centric HR!

Welcome to my blog everyone! I wanted my introductory blog post to highlight why I chose to call this blog ‘Business Centric HR’. There’s much debate over whether HR should be essentially business-centric or people-centric, as though they are mutually exclusive terms. I, for one, don’t think they are. In the other view people-centric is perhaps … Continue reading Welcome to Business-Centric HR!