Employees should be buying what HR is selling

By Asha Tomlinson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/28/2001

Communication is the lifeblood of any relationship and this is especially true for the relationship between HR and its company.

HR believes it has a lot more to offer than it once did, but success depends on everyone else in the organization understanding their changed role. Because of this, it has become increasingly important for human resources professionals to clearly explain what they are doing and why.

A new study of Canadian human resources professionals — HR’s Quest for Status: Fantasy or Emerging Reality? — conducted by Canadian HR Reporter and consulting firm Watson Wyatt Canada, shows that while almost one in five of the respondents say they don’t perform internal employee communication, more than 78 per cent say they do carry out this task. Also, more than 80 per cent of respondents said communication and interpersonal skills for HR leaders are very important.