It is a particular honour for me to be able introduce today's post in our ongoing "If I could change one thing about HR..." series, which comes from a very recent - but extremely talented - entrant to the world of HR blogging: Tamkara Adun. Nigeria-based Tamkara came to my attention via her recent outstanding guest post on Dwane Lay's Lean HR blog, entitled Safe at Home
Tamkara is currently setting up her own blog, but in the meantime you can see more of what she has to say by checking out her recent guest post on the Women of HR blog
, and by following her on Twitter
.Tamkara Adun: If I could change one thing about HR...
If I could change one thing about HR. It would be the culture. Sounds vague? Stick with me a little.
I would attempt to change or at the very least transform the general mind set of HR Pros. I think it's great that the HR function is going strategic and HR is getting the respect and acknowledgement that it deserves. But were I to change one thing about HR, it would be to engender a more service-oriented culture and to emphasize the humane aspects of HR.
Service-oriented does not translate to mean, subservient or non-strategic. It has more to do with understanding the needs of your clients and providing maximum value to all stakeholders.
Change for me would involve intangible things like values, attitudes and general demeanor. I would encourage a culture that was less distant or aloof and more available. I would promote dialogue and discourage the hoarding of pertinent employee information. I would expect a little more empathy and a little less judgment..... In short I would expect HR professionals to be more humane.
Read the complete post at http://www.xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employment-intelligence/2011/04/tamkara-adun-if-i-could-change.html
18 Apr 2011 8:00 AM
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