A seismic shift in HR thinking
Who looks after HR for HR in your company?
At Apex HR, this question has interested us for some time. It wouldn’t surprise us if the response was ‘no one’.
It puzzles us why HR seems to be treated differently to other functions when it comes to support? It’s even more remarkable when we see what most organisations expect HR to deliver. HR work is often emotionally draining and complex. Delivering continuous improvement across a wide area, impacting on people’s livelihoods when the internal support for HR itself can feel non-existent is really tough going.
Other professions have realised how mentoring and coaching programs can help build resilience, boost morale and support people in an environment of continuous pressure. HR can learn from other professions like social work in this respect. Too often the leadership attitude can be one where HR doesn’t need help as HR can fix its own problems.
We need a seismic shift in HR thinking, not just tinkering around the edges of our practice. It starts with self-help. When we provide practical support we can make such a difference to our experience at work, and our stress levels.
None of this is perfect, but it will help, after all its the ‘Human’ in ‘Human Resources’ which really matters.