Magazine article Workforce

Heed These HR Strategies

Magazine article Workforce

Heed These HR Strategies

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In the book "Tomorrow's HR Management: 48 Thought Leaders Call For Change," editors Dave Ulrich, Michael R. Losey and Gerry Lake identify six themes that form prescriptive actions for the HR professional of the future.

Manage Human Resources Like a Business. HR departments must become more business-focused. This means that HR departments need to have clear outcomes they deliver to the business with clear theory and foci guiding action within the department.

Play New Roles. HR professionals will have many new roles to play in the organization and competitive environment of the future.

Respect History, Create a Future. HR functions need to and have changed ... or have they? Rather than merely live for an uncertain future, HR work needs to be grounded in its past. The discipline of human resources has a history that has both good news and bad news. The good news is that much of the history would be maintained in moving toward the future. …

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