Updated December 2022
“HR today sits smack-dab in the middle of the most compelling competitive battleground in business, where companies deploy and fight over that most valuable of resources—workforce talent.” - Harvard Business Review
The above quote was written in 2008, and it's never been more true than in the wake of the pandemic.
The field of human resources has transformed quite dramatically over the past few years. We used to think of HR as primarily about handling employee discipline problems, enforcing workplace policies, and hiring/firing people.
But as global business competition grows ever more intense, and new generations join the workforce, we’re seeing a major shift in the reality and perception of HR.
Human resources professionals are joining strategy sessions with CEOs and other C-suite executives to discuss the growing importance and impact of employee engagement, talent acquisition, and skills development.
HR has become an essential and integral part of business success, in every sector of the economy.
Is human resources the right career for you? Consider these key points while making your decision.