There has been a very lively discussion about the death of HR being argued on several blogs, most notably at Laurie Ruettiman’s Punk Rock HR where she posted HR is Dying: Yes or No? and at Mike VanDervort’s the Human Race Horse where he posted HR-Not Dead Yet. These two posts brought a lot of reaction that was wide and varied. Some celebrated that HR was dying. Some said a vehement NO. Many said the field needs to be revamped. Many identified what is wrong with HR and others offered some solutions.
These two posts are very thought provoking and MUST be read by anyone in HR. Read the comments and add your own. But most importantly learn from these posts. Reflect on your situation. If you are in the “dying” camp what do you suggest will take HR’s place?
If you are in the “needs improvement” category how would you restructure things to get the improvement?
If you are in the “HR is just fine” category, well I suggest you reread these two posts and the long comment strings.
I personally don’t think HR is dead or dying. I do think it needs to morph, just not quite sure how, but I am working on a plan.