The Happy Employee, a blog about HR, has issued a challenge. Assume that Human Resources disappeared. When executives meet six months later and review the world without HR, what would they say they missed?
HR fills three main roles: clerk, cop, and consultant. Too many HR departments play cop and too few of them play consultant, but all of them play clerk. Given that, I suspect that the executives would groan about the increased clerical workload.
And that's pretty sad because it would indicate that HR has failed to communicate its true worth.