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HR’s seat at the table

Last week’s SmartPulse question: Do you feel like senior executives at your organization take HR’s perspective seriously?

  • No, 61%
  • Yes, 39%

A sense that they aren’t taken seriously is a common lament among HR officials — even when they assume a VP title.  It can be difficult to escape the perception that your department’s role is purely administrative, just there to process payroll and plan the company holiday party. If you want to get out of that rut, you’ll need to think more strategically, and emphasize the measurable results of what you do. I.e., it’s not about how many people you trained last year. It’s about how much money those people made for the company.

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