Karen Hilton, Vice President, Human Resources, TRX, Inc.
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.
In this session, Karen Hilton will demonstrate how HR can be part of the strategic conversation. Learning how to show the critical value of relationship-building in a strategic HR-business partnership, the core business capabilities HR must acquire and apply to be a full strategic partner to the business, how to present ideas and data without the HR label of policy attached, and the fine art of juggling fiduciary responsibilities with getting the job done are some of the lessons that will be learned in this critical session.