Human resources is broken
We’ve all heard these criticisms and complaints about HR, often accompanied by eye rolling and sighs of disappointment. Human Resources:
- Has too many rules
- Has too many processes
- Is not commercial. They don’t understand my business
- Ironically, they don’t seem to care about people
- Is a blocker to getting things done
- Are too slow to act
- Creates best practice HR solutions but they don’t meet my needs now. There’s too many initiatives and not enough support to do what I need or what my business needs.
Like every profession, there are great people in HR who work very hard, every day. Human Resources functions have fallen behind though. While other professions are in the midst of being disrupted or disrupting themselves, HR is still talking about why they don’t have a seat at the table!