Friday, July 20, 2012

Wanna Bet HR?

I bet you don't have the guts to commit to this philosophy HR:

"I am a leader who is responsible for everything that happens in my organization first; and I am responsible for what happens in HR second."

I bet you don't know enough about how your company actually generates revenuemanages expensescontracts with vendorstakes care of its customers, or grows market share.

I bet you're not willing to be held accountable for a weak quarterly earnings report, or problem in the supply chain.

I bet you'd rather lament the fact that HR isn't recognized for being "special" just because you're HR.

In fact, I bet its easier to sit in your chair and complain that you don't have your rightful place in the corporate hierarchy.

Guess what, if you aren't willing to take any of my bets, you don't deserve a place in the corporate hierarchy.

How About You
How are you feeling right now; angry, embarrassed, indifferent? Step up and make something happen HR. You can do it...all you have to do is start trying.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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  1. Jay - as always, love the blog but you are on a ROLL this week. Must be all the great new changes at your work that has you pumped! have a great weekend!


    1. Thanks Scott...we're blazing a trail here and I love it. Thanks for the continued support!

  2. You have just killed the ridiculous "seat...table...respect" debate. Thank you! Game on!

  3. good point Jay. I look at it as more of a 1A and 1B rather than 1 then 2. Another great piece.

    1. Thanks John...greatly appreciate all the support!

  4. Spot on! Great piece. Know the business, be the business.


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    1. Thanks always I appreciate the support!

  6. Classic, truly love it, Just told an HR colleague yesterday if your not willing to do something stop complaining...

    1. Great message to that colleague of yours Peggy...good stuff. Thanks for the comment.

  7. What I think is great about this post is that it isn't "edgy" - it's a fact !! HR needs this wake up call (me included) because there's no reason that HR shouldn't be as accountable for business results as any other function in an organization.

    If we would take these bets head on, imagine what would happen to HR !! It is something I strive for, you strive for and it's becoming a growing movement.

    Integrated HR is the ONLY HR !! Well played my friend. Love it and live it !!