In his April 19, 2010 article for SmartMoney Magazine (Ten Things Human Resources Won’t Tell You) Jim Rendon quotes Tony Rucci, former chief administrative officer at Cardinal Health and a professor at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University saying: “As much of what was once HR’s domain increasingly gets outsourced, human resources is regrouping to help show top management how it can add to the bottom line…”
Rendon goes on to say: “Though that may seem like an odd role for a department that doesn’t make or sell anything, strong HR departments are now focusing on boosting productivity by helping employees better understand what’s expected of them and by showing managers how to be more effective.”
While employees might find it interesting to know what HR won’t tell them, we think business executives, boards and investors would benefit from knowing what HR isn’t telling itself. We’ve got our own list of ten issues for HR professionals. To echo The Who from 1978: HR, Who Are You?
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