Assignment: The Contribution of Human Resources
Review the article, "The New Roles of the Human Resources Professional," from this unit's studies.
The role of human resources (HR) has evolved from its traditional position of support to being a critical entity in any organization. Forty years ago, HR was primarily personnel, focusing on hiring only. Since then, HR has evolved to include all legal aspects of handling people-related issues, as well as leadership development and succession planning. The role of human resources continues to evolve.
In your initial post for this discussion, address the following:
• Describe the three new roles of the human resources professional.
• Discuss your perception of the extent to which human resources plays these roles in your organization.
• Do you think human resources should be afforded a more prominent role in today's workplace?
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.