Ever since I entered the Human Resources (HR) profession, even in graduate school, there has been dialogue around what HR needs to do in order to get a seat at the table. This dialogue seems to have picked up even more steam in recent years and much of the growth in HR research has been focused on finding a way for HR to get that seat at the table through proving its legitimacy and its value. My view is that HR should, instead of trying to fit in or get a seat at an existing table, focus on agenda setting.
To start the year with a challenge, perhaps consider this as one of your organization’s new year's resolutions, addressing or correcting the threat of intimidation within reporting obligations inside your organization. What am I talking about? To illustrate,
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