Get ready for strategic HR

By Monica Belcourt
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2003

Your company is preparing its strategic plan for the next five-year period. Sitting around the boardroom table are the CEO, the heads of finance and IT and the HR executive who will align human resources policies with the new organizational strategy.

HR is there to ensure the organization has the skilled people capable of following through and the organizational structure necessary to marshal employee contributions.

HR involvement at the strategic level seems a logical outgrowth of the need to realize the competitive advantage people and their efforts can bring to bear in the marketplace. So why aren’t more companies doing this?