The role of human resources in organizations is evolving.
No longer simply a business function with which to build a workforce, HR is transforming into a critical strategic business partner responsible for helping companies set and achieve business goals. As Asmus Komm, Florian Pollner, Bill Schaninger, and Surbhi Sikka at McKinsey & Company explain, “HR will be the driving force for many initiatives” to “build the organization of the future.”
That’s why it is critical for chief human resources officers to create highly-effective HR teams of professionals whose capabilities extend beyond the traditional functional tasks required of them. They must now also possess business acumen, understand data and analytics, understand organizational design, and possess a high degree of digital literacy, writes Kristin Burnham at Northeastern University.
Here’s how CHROs are recruiting and retaining forward-thinking HR teams.
Casting Wider Nets to Source the Best Talent
Finding HR professionals with this wide range of skills requires CHROs to reach past their go-to sourcing channels. “If you always post your jobs on the same career sites, including your own if you have one, you will probably get the same mix of people you always get,” warns HR consultant Barbara Mitchell.
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