H.R.’s Partnership Challenge: Mastering the Art of Not Being Everything to Everyone
HR professionals play multiple roles in business. To operate effectively, they need partnerships with other departments and must realize an important truth: they cannot be all things to all people.
As a human resource professional, you provide many critical services but don’t fully own any of them. Whether the work environment is domestic or international, responsibility is shared with other departments, which can lead to conflict should HR try to take on too much.
Human resource veteran Bruce L. Calvin, J.D., argues in his new book, H.R.’s Partnership Challenge: Mastering the Art of Not Being Everything to Everyone that the job’s fluidity makes it difficult to operate successfully without developing and nurturing partnerships with peers, department heads, and executives. Trying to be everything to everyone is an impossible task.
Bruce lays out the major challenges for human resource professionals and offers practical, actionable solutions designed to help you develop, build, and sustain:
- Mutual respect
It can’t work in any other order…
He reveals a simple but profound truth: by its very nature, the human resources department plays an essential role in all other departments. That role can be met with suspicion and distrust if HR tries to go it alone, or it can be welcomed if human resource professionals take the time to build strong, healthy partnerships across departmental lines.
You can’t fulfill every role demanded of HR every day. With the help of interdepartmental partnerships, you won’t have to.
Released June 14, 2017 Book can be purchased at Amazon – Kindle EBooks
Look Who Has Endorsed This Book!
“Bruce Calvin has a remarkable HR career. His book offers a great case study of his lifetime of learnings and provides readers a primer on how to do HR more effectively.”
— Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Partner, the RBL Group
“Just wanted to send you a brief message today to let you know how much I enjoyed your book and the learnings from your journey. I think all seasoned HR professionals can relate to your experiences and advice. Thanks for a great read and the nudges you give about effective HR leadership.”
— Ken E. Johnson, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Click Here to read Bruce’s Quotes in The HR Certification Institute’s new article by Barry Lawrence MBA, aPHR