When HR works from a true human-centred perspective, we can really deliver a life-changing level of impact. Whether it’s hiring a new employee who has been out of work help regain self-confidence and provide for their family or coaching someone to be better than they ever thought they could be, our ability to impact positively on the lives of others is immense. I see so much of our HR impact through the lens of enhancing human experience in the workplace.
Places of work shouldn’t be soulless, where people lack meaning and purpose. Humans aren’t resources, they’re not just a number and it’s not just a transactional exchange of labour for a wage. It needs to be so much more than that. When people feel emotionally connected and engaged in their work, they perform better. It’s hard-wired into us as human beings. When people perform better profits flow.
We spend more of our lives at work than on anything else, so this approach delivers for both organizations and the individuals who work within them. It’s a win-win.
With a different mindset for HR, I’m confident we can make 2019 the year where we humanize our workplaces to drive organizations to success and improve lives.