What are the Challenges for HR today?
We should perhaps instead be asking what are the Challenges for businesses today? Globalisation, competition, regulatory impositions, parliament acts, taxation changes, mergers and acquisitions to name a few.
The resulting impacts on people can include: restructures and redundancies, loss of key staff, skills gaps, salary freezes, bonus-less staff doing more work and flexible working spring to mind. In a broad sense, the HR function is required to support the business to meet these Challenges - for the organisation and the people.
We have seen a growing need for HR to be a vital partner to the organisation, to add value in its own right, to be the expert, the conscience and the implementer.