The percentage of HR professionals that see themselves as strategists may be on the rise, if recent trends continue. HR leaders have, in recent years, reached for a “seat at the table” alongside C-suite members to demonstrate the value they bring to businesses. HR can lead organizations by creating and nurturing a workplace culture that backs digital transformation, by initiating culture overhauls and by preparing workers and employers for the future of work.
As the study highlighted, an HR department will want to forge good relationships with company leaders to position itself as a strategic force. A 2017 HR Certification Institute study showed that less than one in three organizations adopted HR’s strategic initiatives. When they did adopt them, however, they saw successful results.