Human resources often gets a bad wrap, and is accused of being an unorganized and chaotic part of the corporate machine. While for many HR professionals the saying, “those who live in glass houses…” comes to mind when faced with these accusations, we do have to take some responsibility for the shred of truth that exists here. Many HR organizations across the board are not performing at tiptop shape for one reason or another. It falls to those sitting in the driver's seat to identify and address some of the hot-button problems currently out there.
Getting to the point where your decisions are as valuable as other verticals in the business is the first obstacle, but once you've obtained that seat -- now it's time to hold onto it. Human resources isn't a profit-generating business unit, but it certainly saves the company just as much in hiring expenses and other related costs.