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Saturday Shoutout!!! One Look is Worth a 1000 Words

Saturday Shoutout!!! One Look is Worth a 1000 Words

Issue 3 | Number 2 | 25 August 2012

In the first article, HR Conquers their Waimea Bay Pipeline Dream we explored why high-value HR executives should have a “seat at the table” with an organisation’s other high level leaders. Is this simply a pipeline dream for many in HR? How important is this strategic presence to HR’s success? And do employees, line managers and executives agree on the relative importance of HR?

In the second article, Should HR Drive the Talent Bus?, I shared an article by Cathy Bussey‘Talent is driving the global economy – HR Directors need to ensure their competitive advantage in the boardroom‘.  As talent is driving the global economy – HR directors need to ensure their competitive advantage in the boardroom’ – prompted me to question my beliefs around talent management and should HR has this responsibility.

In this third article about HR having a seat at the table”, I will use the notion of “a picture_is_worth_a_thousand_words” used by newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911 and by Piqua Auto Supply House in 1913 to convey my ongoing thoughts.

So let’s fast forward to 2011 where I have selected a Youtube.com/ video clip by Sue Meisinger HR Columnist, Former CEO of SHRM where Sue talks about “Elevating HR to the Boardroom”.

Finally while HR best practices and standards are converging due to globalisation, Aon real-world experience tells us that sometimes it is not easy for the HR practitioners to break through, even if they are professionally competent. The reason, we believe, lies in a lack of understanding of how effective practices vary based on the situation. In a sense, “situational HR” is needed.

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About the Author

To fulfil his professional and personal career aspirations, Tony Wiggins created ‘The HR Architect’ brand in 2009. With a well-grounded focus and passion for HR, he thrives on working across his networks as a thought leader in ‘making a difference’ in the HR arena.

Tony Wiggins is the Founder and UX Editor of Saturday Shoutout!!! and The HR Architect Spends 5 Minutes with ….Tony utilises the blog ‘The HR Architect’ as a social media network and platform that empowers HR professionals to network, assist and support one another, spanning different countries, subcultures and niches.

Contact Tony at basketa@optusnet.com.au or @tonywiggin on Twitter.

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