The Role of HR

……………Human Resource Meet..meets don’t take place once a year, they take place all the time.   And there is always a feedback loop.  You go….have your human resource review, you put down the 20-top things from that review.   Every quarter you look at what happened to……  you’ll not wait till next year to do it.   Every quarter there is a rhythm—“Did you take Joe out?  Did you promote Bill and Larry?   Did you…did you flatten that organization we’ve agreed to?”   Those are….That’s a rhythm.

So before every meeting, you always have one that your human resource review, updating….Please don’t forget……Human resource is what makes it all work, rest of all…details.   So you are always doing that.

The other thing I have, a big bug in my bottom up….is the HR function.  Ah…….most companies use the HR function for picnics, newspapers and birthday announcements.  It’s insane!  It’s insane!

It’s like you are involved in football now….think about if you own a baseball team or football team… “Would you wanna hang around with the head of player personnel or the team accountant?”  Think about it!   “Whom would you spend your time with?”

“Then why in business, there’re CEOs of plenty who like to hang around the boring CFO, rather than a HR person that can change the game?”

It’s all backwards………………It really is!

And you…you can’t…

I went….I spoke to 4000 HR executives in Mexico and I asked them to raise their hands for—“How many of you are perceived to have a seat or the table… (perceive not even you think so)…perceived by the organization that the seat or the table equal to the CFO?”

I didn’t get 50 hands……out of 4000.   It’s tragic.  If you are on the GE organization today, there won’t be one person that didn’t think the HR person was more important than the CFO of that particular business.

“The CFO keeps score, the HR person puts the players on the field.  And till you get that straight, you’ve got the whole thing backwards.”

(Jack Welch in an interview)

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Rajneesh Kumar
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About Rajneessh Kumar

A Marketing Professional with 16+ years of working experience
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