Why HR professionals struggle, and need to become intrapreneurial

Harpaul Sambhi from Careerify posted a very intriguing article about the need for HR Pros to be intrapreneurial. I heard Harpaul speak at the HRIA conference recently, and he definitely has a refreshing perspective on technology and recruiting. The following comment really jumped out:

Are HR vendors so behind the time they don’t know how to engage their buyers? Is HR truly dead, as some have speculated in the past? Or are those that run HR not entrepreneurial enough to build a business case to innovate their company? The world needs more entrepreneurs or, at the very least, “intrepreneurs.” HR needs to create a stronger voice that proves to the C-suite it isn’t a “cost center.” HR should report into the CEO, and not the CFO. We need to push our technology vendors, forcing them to build innovative processes that are intuitive for the true end-user, which is the employee or candidate, and not for HR. Vendors need to support us with metrics that predict the ideal candidate, trends on performance and identify star employees. We need to stop being conservative and set aside a small amount of budget for risk. Finally, we need to stop looking at our department, and start thinking about the overall business.

That last sentence is so true, and if we can figure out how to do that, HR Pros will add unlimited value to their organizations.


About Tim Vanderpyl
I am a student of leadership and human resources, and I'm blogging to share some of my thoughts and ideas with readers. I'm a CHRP (Certified Human Resource Professional) at a large healthcare organization, a graduate of Regent University's Doctor of Strategic Leadership program, and lover of the life that God has gifted me with.

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