An overwhelming majority of HR and business leaders want HR to play a strategic role in the organization, yet many HR departments have struggled to turn this dream into reality. Part of the issue is that what it means to be strategic is not well understood. In reality, it’s not the functions that HR performs but rather the way HR behaves – its motivations, goals, and how it gets things done – is what truly influences whether HR is perceived as strategic or not.
Understand the extent to which both HR and business leadership want HR to play a strategic role in the organization.
Explore the seven key areas in which HR can display strategic behavior.
Recognize the critical value of relationship-building in a strategic HR-business partnership.
Learn the core business capabilities HR must acquire and apply to be a full strategic partner to the business.