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1 Human Resource Champions
By Dave Ulrich Strategic Human Resource Management- EMBA

2 Competitive Challenges Ahead
Globalization Value Chain for Business Competitiveness & HR services Profitability through cost and growth Capability Focus Change, change, and change some more Technology Attracting, retaining, & measuring competence & intellectual capital Turnaround is not transformation

3 Myth about HR Reality People go into HR because they like people
HR departments are not designed to provide corporate therapy or as social or health-and-happiness retreats. HR professionals must create the practices that make employees more competitive, not more comfortable.

4 Myth about HR Reality Anyone can do HR.
HR activities are based on theory and research. HR professionals must master both theory and practice.

5 Myth about HR Reality HR deals with the soft side of business and is therefore not accountable. The impact of HR practices on business results can and must be measured. HR professionals must learn how to translate their work into financial performance.

6 Myth about HR Reality HR focuses on costs, which must be controlled
HR practices must create value by increasing the intellectual capital within the firm. HR professionals must add value, not reduce costs.

7 Myth about HR Reality HR’s job is to be the policy police and the health-and-happiness patrol. The HR function does not own compliance- managers do. HR practices do not exist to make employees happy but to help them become more committed. HR professionals must help managers commit employees and administer policies.

8 Myth about HR Reality HR is full of fads.
HR policies have evolved over time. HR professionals must see their current work as part of an evolutionary chain and explain their work with less jargon and more authority.

9 Myth about HR Reality HR is staffed by nice people.
At times, HR should force vigorous debates. HR professionals should be confrontative and challenging as well as supportive.

10 Myth about HR Reality HR is HR’s job.
HR work is as important to managers as are finance, strategy, and other business domains. HR professionals should join with managers in championing HR issues.

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