Great strides for HR, but still some way to go (Analysis)

Credibility often an individual issue, not a profession-wide issue
By Claude Balthazard
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/20/2009

The HR profession has two big items on its wish list: To be seen as true professionals and to be accepted as business partners. Last month’s Pulse Survey was a quick checkup on the profession’s progress with the latter objective.

So how are we doing? According to the survey, about one-third of respondents (34.2 per cent) say they are definitely seen as business partners, with almost the same amount (29.3 per cent) saying they are probably seen as business partners.

Perhaps the statement that best captures where things are at is: “We have made great strides, but we still have some way to go.”