Written by Filip Vrnoga, HR Intern
HR as a profession is in an awkward stage - certain industries and businesses have it running more and more on computer power instead of people power. It's hard to argue with the number crunching capabilities of the Silicon Valley’s latest algorithms. Yet, it is these same companies that are eliminating HR and some say evolving them into people teams. Meanwhile, many Fortune 500 companies (1 of which I have firsthand experience with over 6 years) are doubling down on old-school HR architecture, but sending a lot of their processes to the cloud. Workday, Workforce, and Kronos are the standard solutions for what most companies consider a standard problem. This blog’s stance will be that the problem is not at all standard - and solutions need to be as aggressively pragmatic as the employees they serve. The idea of standardizing a solution for different work environments and the people tied to them is ridiculous. The value lies in the people behind Human Resources. This is a team that has the potential to be as creatively cutting edge as they are structured. Starting to sound anything like your engineering team yet, maybe your creatives? Good.