It’s great that CHROs around the world are patting themselves on the back for embracing the cloud, understanding business, and focusing on culture.
But whenever I hear about systemic sexual harassment or widespread pay inequality, I want to raise my hand and say, “HR fails workers and shareholders every day.”
I also want to say, “I told you so.”
You can be proud to work in human resources, recruiting, and all the related fields when the following conditions are met:
1. Women and minorities are paid based their worth
2. People are hired based on ability and not likability
3. Employees can perform their job duties in safe environments
4. Executives are held to the same performance and compensation standards and the lowest-level employee of an organization
5. Productivity, revenue, and profit correlate to investments in an emotionally invested and well-rested workforce
You do those five things, and you can brag about the value that HR brings to an organization. Until then, we ought to cool it on patting ourselves on the back.