Ask Amelia: Tips for HR to be viewed as strategic power players

ask_achieversHR is always fighting to get into the business discussion – we have all heard it.  So what’s the best way to add value and show the organization that you are a business leader? 

First things first:  learn your business.  Understand how you make, move, and sell your product.  Grasp what key business initiatives must be delivered, then fold in the people agenda to that strategy.  The other small piece of advice I will offer is to ensure that you take care of the HR organization.  We sit in the heart of the organization and if we are not healthy, no one else will be either.  So staff properly and think about team capabilities to make sure you are taking care of the broader organization.

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