The “AAA” HR professional strategic HR

By David S. Weiss
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

HR professionals often complain about their lack of acceptance at the business leadership table. They argue that they can contribute ideas that will add value to the organization’s bottom line, and that HR is under-appreciated. Too often HR professionals receive the news of plans, reorganizations, new strategies and redirections only after they have been planned.

So, what capabilities can an HR professional focus on that will increase the likelihood of being part of the business decision-making process, rather than an afterthought? Three “AAA” capabilities of the strategic HR professional are:

•Architects of the HR strategic outcomes within the business context;