Four HR Directors enter a pub.
The first HRD says… “Do you know what, I’ve come to realise that my HR function is ineffective. In fact I couldn”t even tell you what our purpose and values are. What should I do?“
The second HRD says… “I think my HR function is effective and we’ve defined our purpose & values. However, I’ve no way to evaluate our effectiveness. What should I do?“
The third HRD says… “Do you know what, I’m kind of with the second HRD. My biggest trouble is that I’m flying blind much of the time as I don’t even have any decent management information. What should I do?“
You are the fourth HRD. What could you do to help?
This post was unwittingly inspired by an exchange on Twitter with my friend Simon Heath about the value & usefulness of the data population in this article published in Personnel Today. He’s since written this piece putting the statistical perspective on the survey.
What I’m really curious about is what would other HR professionals do if a colleague confessed these failings to you? I believe that in any profession, good practices are created through visible role models, peer support & shared learning.
So what could you do to help?