Everyone has heard of Human Resources, it’s a job role we’re all familiar with. In the past, this role revolved around policy and process, rather than getting involved deeper into the business itself. Nowadays however, the HR function is no longer an administrative role, nor the proverbial ‘rich tea and sympathy’, or the perceived role of recruitment and releasing people.
The role is evolving rapidly and there is a call for more people and for more specialised HR roles. HR has become a strategic business function, with senior professionals partnering with business leaders to help contribute to business decisions, advise on critical transactions and develop the value of the employees.
The role of HR is forever changing as the business world continues to evolve, and as companies discover new issues of importance. Read our article to find out more about this changing landscape and the emerging role of the employee relations officer.