HR shouldn’t be a best-kept secret (Guest commentary)

Small business too quick to dismiss benefits of qualified HR professionals
By Rick Filsinger
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/25/2011

The human resources profession has come a long way over the past 20 years. We have seen a lot of growth in our professional standard, something that was badly needed.

If we look at ourselves as a profession, we can clearly see these advances. However, unless you are an HR professional or part of a large organization using HR services, do you really see any change?

Small to mid-sized businesses are quick to dismiss HR professionals as an unnecessary part of their team. On the other hand, accountants, operations or production managers and sales professionals are considered top priority.