John Boudreau says HR has to change it’s approach
ASTD2012 session SU300 was delivered by Dr John Boudreau, Research Director of the University of SoCal’s Centre for Effective Organisations. He introduced the concept of Transformative HR and his research on its meaning and application.
In a session full of data (much of which I didn’t really understand) and some great examples, one core message stood out for me:
Here’s 2 simple ideas for HR professionals to consider in order to achieve this….
Stop delivering raw data that adds to the corporate information overload…
Deliver stories and examples that speak to them and their business issues
Instead of approaching recruitment in the classical way of desperately trying to deliver new hires immediately because the business says “I need him now” adding that “I can’t have too many people” with the additional demand of “Make sure I don’t end up with too few people”…
Get business leaders to think of human resources in the same way they might think of resources in a supply chain (“the right amount of people in stock for the market of today and emerging demands of tomorrow” and “the ability to move resources from one place to another”)
More good food-for-thought.
That’s all folks!