Whoa! Wait just a second...a clique for HR? Impossible...we love everybody, you know...the employees, people...and stuff. Right?
The Gig is Up
I may be venturing onto thin ice here, but it seems to me something has changed in the HR space as the world of social, blogging, and conference mania has hit full force.
While some have passionately reached out to embrace other members of the HR community, particularly new professionals...something else has happened.
A club, of sorts? A group of close friends? A public sub-culture that speaks to an elite group of HR pros?
I'm not sure...
Growing Pains of HR or Arrogance?
Some professions have to go through a period of discovery before they are fully accepted by the other, more traditional professions (law, medicine, finance, engineering, etc.)
Is that what HR is doing now? Perhaps all of our seat-at-the-table whining didn't pan out the way we hoped, so we've turned to something else?
Are we trying to be too hip? Too trendy? Too awesome for our own good?
I'm puzzled friends. What's even more puzzling is the role I've played in our "growing up" process.
How About You
What do you think about the current state of our profession?
Is it one of inclusion for all of us; or, have we somehow created our own class of elites, that makes sure to remind the others of their proper place in the hierarchy?
I honestly don't know...but...
I'd love to hear from you.