Who Will Train HR?

March 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm 1 comment

Job cuts in HR departments are down. In fact, growing organizations recognize the importance of HR in a recovering economy. HR is expected to produce a workforce that can harness opportunities and execute new business strategies. In “Value of HR Departments Comes to Light as Economy Recuperates,” Scott Rowden explains that companies need HR departments to recruit the best new hires, reduce turnover, and limit legal liabilities.

Approximately 70 percent of a business’s overhead is spent on its workforce. The ability to manage workforce development costs can make or break an organization. None of this is news to large companies. For at least a decade, they have been relying on HR to play a strategic role in workforce planning. But now, medium and small organizations realize they need a strong partner who can focus on effective people management. That revelation will drive HR jobs to increase 22 percent by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

There’s one problem. Who is going to train all those HR professionals in small and medium-sized companies to take on a new role? Sure, most HR degrees cover business concepts. But understanding the nuances of using workforce management activities to grow the bottom line isn’t a cut-and-dry topic. Some organizations will retrain existing employees to handle this new workforce management role. But it remains to be seen whether enough coursework exists that gets to the heart of strategic HR.


Entry filed under: HR Management, Leadership, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , , , .

Blowing a Hole in Traditional Performance Reviews Tackling the informal nature of social media

1 Comment Add your own

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Bizarre HR on Twitter!


%d bloggers like this: