The never-ending debate about HR

Moving from traditional HR to ‘employee experience thinking’ will be a challenge
By Ben Whitter
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/30/2017

The never-ending debate about the future of human resources continues to take major twists and turns, with companies all over the world opting to introduce employee experience approaches as a tonic for engagement, talent and productivity challenges and as the primary long-term method to produce leading organizations.

So why exactly have organizations such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Cisco, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Orange, GE and Adobe started to move away from traditional HR and embraced this “workplace as an experience” movement? And why are so many others also pioneering and championing employee experience rather than HR?

This debate is not new within HR. It seems as though there has been an epic rap battle between the two sides.