Now we know where we’re headed (Guest commentary)

HR rapidly closing in on very good tipping point
By Dave Crisp
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/03/2011

It’s always valuable to hear from the experts, in this case Susan Robinson of Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions concerning The Role and Future of HR: The CEO’s Perspective, a study it did for the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), backed by two CEOs and one CFO. (See “HR is at the table: CEOs,” page 1.)

At an event for the release of the study in Toronto in May, everyone emphasized the benefits of having capable senior HR executives and what it takes to meet their needs. Hearing that in person always broadens and drives home what you read.

HR has been steadily evolving, if somewhat invisibly, for several decades. The proverbial “seat at the table” now emphatically exists for executives with the right approach. This study provides a clearer picture of what that requires.