Geoffroy De Lestrange on HR’s evolving role in business
At Learning Technologies 2017, Geoffroy De Lestrange, Product Marketing Manager EMEA at Cornerstone OnDemand, gave his views about HR’s evolving role in the business. We hear often now that HR position themselves as business partners, but Geoffroy says that in fact HR is the business, since a partner may be external from the organisation – like a supplier. He argues that because of this there needs to be a change in how HR’s role is perceived.
Cornerstone’s research with IDC conducted in 2016 showed that 41% of European line managers think HR processes a major source of management frustration. Whilst making processes lean is a key objective for most HR professionals, it’s important that they also concentrate on objectives that will ultimately help in generating business success.