People, Talent & Learning: The Future of HR

Many startups are very focused on creating the best organisation to achieve their vision and strategic goals. When considering the introduction, role, and practice of an HR Professional to organisations—be wary of falling into the trap of the traditional HR Department. Why? Well, because it focuses more on personnel administration rather than leveraging people as the fundamental contributors and features of your company’s success. Companies must increasingly sharpen their strategic focus, which platforms an understanding and appreciation of the inherent quirks in the concept of “people”.

“People should not be managed. Instead, they should be lead.”

Mark-Odean Grant

An employee’s talents, performance, and related contributions to the organisation’s building and culture should be managed! For this drives productivity and achieves the bottom line.

Many organisations today are full of management capacity but lack effective leadership and growth. As a result, companies lose their competitive edge and even fail due to poor learning systems and a chronic failure to learn in general. Companies should strive to be configured as a people-focused, learning organisation. Only this way will they be able to grow, compete and survive in the dynamic and globalised marketplace of the 21st century.

People lead and participate in teams, which build up organisations. Talents gear performance and drive the achievement of organisational goals. Learning gives organisations a competitive advantage in the industrial environment. The future of HR is much more than a vision of administrating personnel only.

Alas, there is a better way. For in the future, no longer should ordinary HR practices exist. But instead, HR will understand the importance of leadership and leveraging people’s fundamental power as invaluable investors and strategic assets in our organisations. A strategic HR practice does not just push paper but drives influence and action as an indispensable business partner.

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