Once again, Harvard Business Review takes on Human Resources. They want to blow it up. There are three spotlight articles on HR in the July-August issue, two by academics and one by HR’s friend, Ram Charan. Remember him?
I suppose all of this attention on the profession of HR is actually a good thing. At least it is placing attention on the single most important element for business success – the people.
Peter Capelli suggests that HR professionals cannot wait to be told what to do, because most business leaders are not experts on workplace issues. To say that is an understatement is like saying the Eiffel Tower is a playground structure. He advocates that HR be in [...]