Jan 7, 2011

HR structures in the social era

Someone asked me this question on Quora:

How do you see HR Departments changing their stucture in response to our new social world?

Here's what I answered:

Personally I see a lot of resistance on the part of the HR community to embrace social technologies. The thought that employees internally can form communities and engage with each other - or external prospective do the same - is scary for them.

I think the traditional structuring of HR (on the lines of expertise - Recruitment, Business Partner, Learning & Development, HRIS, Compensation & Benefits) is flawed. I have thoughts which I have written here

After such structuring embracing Social would make more meaning for HR to become social