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Our Real Job in HR

Our Real Job in HR

by Frank Roche on September 17, 2007

in Careers, KnowHR

What’s our job in HR? Certainly it involves transactions. That’s a gimme. But what else?

Are you in sales? Marketing? Operations? Are you the CFO of people? (If living, breathing human beings are called “human capital” by business managers, do you manage your finance by G&A, short- and long-term investment, etc, just like your CFO works on the money?)

Knowing what your real job is makes all the difference. I’m not talking about coming up with silly titles. (Please, don’t call yourself the CFO of Human Capital. Please.) That’s cute, but you don’t see business managers doing that. I’m talking about knowing your real business purpose. When you can start framing your job that way, you move quickly from “staff” to someone who adds value. Isn’t that what “having a place at the table” is all about?

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