People Operations and the Modern HR Professional

| July 23, 2014

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The Modern HR Professional: Now and the Future

In a recent 2014 Deloitte Human Capital Trends Survey, 92% of HR leaders stated that they have no confidence that their HR teams have the skills needed to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow’s global environment and deliver innovative programs that drive business impact.

HR is broken. How you might ask? Well, there are three reasons I believe that have caused HR to become such, in which the problem can only be resolved through the efforts of a modern HR professional.
What is People Operations?

People Operations is a shift in the mindset, and reinvention, of the typical HR department. Many companies, such as Google and Facebook, have moved to a people operations model, prioritizing the employee as the main customer of HR and delivering innovative products to their workforce.  But you don’t need to be the size of these companies to evolve your HR department into a people operations organization. By making this shift, your HR department can:

Be more strategic about the resources and talent you hire to serve your valued employees.

Put in motion a strategy that delivers customized products to different segments of your workforce (employees, freelancers, virtual employees, etc).

Develop impactful and actionable analytics that move the organization forward.

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