Business Owners and Employers carry a huge responsibility on their shoulders, and most find themselves stretched to the point of possibly not being able to manage all effectively. Their CFOs and COOs have full plates too and have their hands full managing their responsibilities. Even if a company has a CHRO, all the normal HR tasks usually keep them busy, as there is always some “unexpected fire” that pops up most days. So how does a company take time to address those “big picture” efforts that need addressed? If someone isn’t watching the 30,000 foot view of an organization, and taking steps to make adjustments or changes or arranging for strategic training, the company could easily fall flat on its face.
An Executive Business Leader can’t see 360 degrees around, nor does he/she have eyes in the back of his/her head, much less can keep watch 24 hours a day. A wise Leader selects a Strategic HR Executive to cover those areas that often get overlooked or missed. Someone who knows how to see past the obvious and recognize weak or troubled areas, as well as is knowledgeable about solid resources.
There are many good human resources professionals, but not all have the ability of innovation or creativity or are strong to spot “trouble” ahead. One of the strengths of human resources professionals is their ability to understand how to delve into the employees, clients, etc. and often anticipate challenges and resolve issues before they happen. These HRs are not always gifted in this way, but many are. To have a more Strategic-Thinking HR as a Partner to the Employer can be a true asset to the organization.
Therefore, consider locating a Strategic Human Resources Executive to provide better insight and proactive efforts to strengthen and grow your organization.