“Human resources is not your friend. It’s there to protect the company.” What did she say? I thought my friend was making a joke based on my recent articles why CEOs should be losing sleep over the state of their human resource departments. That they are often neither human nor resourceful and need to evolve beyond “compliance cop.” My friend wasn’t joking. She was reading me the headline from a recent piece on Marketplace. Then, she read me this line from the article: “Turns out, the role of HR was never to protect employees. Their number one priority was always to protect the company. It just so happens that sometimes the two align.”

SOURCE – READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT: https://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2018/01/08/hr-departments-must-urgently-become-human-capital-departments/?hl=en&ned=us