Learning cultures within organizations are becoming a standard job expectation as job seekers weigh their options when saying yes to an employment offer. In an increasingly competitive marketplace of dynamic talent, such cultures have become requisite for sustainable success.
I recently learned that on holiday my HR hat doesn’t come off—even when replaced by a Darth Vader cap with mouse ears. I had the good fortune of a memorable Spring Break trip with my family to the Happiest Place on Earth. And while definitely on vacation, I was amazed how HR was never far from mind.
Attracting and retaining talent continues to be a challenge for employers due to the competitive job market, flat compensation budgets, shortages in critical skillsets and a constantly changing business environment. In other words, the life of the HR professional is not about to get any easier—unless we look within.
It’s a common topic when HR professionals gather to discuss the state of the profession – the often elusive seat at the executive table. While familiar questions arise, their importance to the ongoing success of organizations continues to grow. Does HR have a seat at the table? If not, why not? What can HR leaders contribute there? Most importantly, how do they get there?