HR has played a significant part in the growth and survival of organizations in recent years and it now has a real opportunity to cement its position in steering the strategic direction of organizations,” London-based partner and head of the human resources group at Eversheds, Martin Warren, said.
“Economic, social and technological change puts HR at the forefront of organizational development, with HR holding many of the solutions to today’s business challenges.
“However, HR departments need to ensure they are tuned into the same frequency as other areas of the business if they are to fully realize their impact. Key to this is speaking the same language as other areas of the business.”
While talent management is a perfectly valid priority for an HR director, it doesn’t articulate the wider business objective it is supporting, Warren said.
“HR directors who discuss problems and opportunities in terms of financial implications and risk profile are more likely to have the ear of the rest of the business.”
André Beukes is an EU Management Consultant to international companies doing business in Europe. He provides clients with practical business support that makes a real difference doing business in the EU. “Put simply, I am here to help you meet your challenges. I believe in the importance of doing things correctly, meaning risks are reduced and problems are avoided.”