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HR is a schizophrenic function - explaining the lack of results

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:00

Do you wonder why your HR function does not get the results you want? 

People Profits Principle #63
HR is a schizophrenic function which explains the lack of results
 
Most business functions are focused on ONE BASIC SKILL SET.
HR is different - there are TWO VERY DIFFERENT SKILL SETS.

 

The first and most represented skill set is RELATIONAL which shows up in:

  1. Employee Relations
  2. Development
  3. Engagement
  4. Deployment
  5. Performance Evaluation and even
  6. Recruiting to a large degree.

Many HR people GRAVITATE TOWARD HR for this very reason.

They are generally relational extroverts and “want to help people”.

The second skill SET is FINANCIAL. Which most HR people do not concern themselves:

  1. Most HR people ARE NOT “numbers people”
  2. They have LITTLE APTITUDE for ROI, Cost of Capital and the like.
  3. I have only met one other HR person who had A DEGREE IN FINANCE.
  4. HR people DO NOT SEE HR RESPONSIBLE for revenues, profits or ROI.
  5. They DON'T THINK ABOUT IT as they DON”T UNDERSTAND IT
  6. They spend ALL OF THEIR TIME/ENERGY on the relational side of HR.

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