Many go into Human Relations jobs because, of all things, they enjoy the challenge of building relationships with others to coach, support and teach them. But what do they end up building relationships with? Forms. Spreadsheets. Reports. Regulations.
Talent is often a company’s most valuable resource—that’s certainly true in the public policy industry. Yet it’s often not reflected in the positioning of the HR team, which is supposed to be entrusted with finding and developing the talent. Instead they are viewed as glorified bookkeepers that have little to do with company strategy.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to do HR—or talent development—in a different way, with all the book-keeping and spreadsheets delegated to others so that you can focus on the core task of maximizing the strengths of others and building high-functioning teams, read on.