DDI asked more than 400 departmental heads in organizations across Europe about their perceptions of their colleagues in HR. Their responses, and the conclusions we can draw from them, are detailed in the white paper, Lessons for HR from the People Who Pay For It. It offers information HR professionals should heed as they seek ways to become a more collaborative and valuable partner to business leaders.
Performance Management Adds the Biggest Strategic Value
Using a 10-point scale (with 10 being the highest rating), respondents rated performance management, recruitment and selection, and leadership development as the top HR activities that add strategic value to the organization. HR information systems are seen as least useful.
What Would Business Leaders Do Differently?
The message sent by business leaders is loud and clear: HR professionals need to get closer to the business. When asked what they would do if appointed HR Director for a day, 60 percent of business leaders say they would invest in building internal management relationships.
81: Percent of senior leaders and department heads who felt the best HR person they worked with connected HR programs to business strategy.
Source: Lessons for HR from the People Who Pay for It.