As a function, Human Resources has been on a constant journey and evolution for decades. Once the 'people administration' of an organization, leadership in both 'the business' and in HR have been trying to find and develop the new HR model. People operations, people and culture - the titles change, but the purpose of the function is still up for discussion. The focus on analytics, marketing, diversity and inclusion are proving that we are moving the right way as a key strategy driver - that produces results.
These 21st-century HR teams bring a much broader skill set to their role. People leading these functions possess business acumen on par with their peers across the C-suite. Their teams leverage data that inform their strategy and allow them to address people challenges before they become a crisis.