View from the Bridge: Boring or Sort of Sexy?…The rise of HR

November 22nd, 2016

A WORD FROM THE TOP
Below you’ll find an Inc. article on two roles that are driving the future of work. As you can imagine I wasn’t surprised that IT was one of them, however learning that HR is the other was somewhat of a pleasant surprise. I know what value a strong HR presence within a company can have. Unfortunately, we encounter employers regularly who fail to understand that HR plays a key strategic role in how they attract, engage and retain their employees. There’s some great information in the article on how HR and IT are having a real impact on business success. We’ve come a long way from processing payroll and hiring and firing!

Enjoy the read!

Kind regards,

 

Sandra Reder

President & Founder
Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting

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HOW THESE 2 ‘BORING’ JOBS IN THE OFFICE ARE DRIVING THE FUTURE OF WORK
In the ever-changing future of work, these two functions are becoming increasingly important and (sort of) sexy.


Credit:
Jacob Morgan (INC.)
When it comes to the hottest jobs in the office, HR and IT aren’t areas that normally come to mind. In fact, they can often be viewed as stuffy and dull. But in the ever-changing future of work, they just might be some of the most important job functions, and, dare I say it, even the sexiest.

Human Resources

The old stigma surrounding HR is that it’s the stodgy place where people go to get hired, fired, declare an office romance, or when they get in trouble. Typically viewed as stagnant and outdated, human resources was often the brunt of complaints about a company’s culture and organization and seen as a major source of frustration for employees at all levels. But that has changed with the evolution of offices that are modern, engaged, and flexible. In today’s horizontal office structure, HR is at the hub of it all.

The future of work centers on people, and HR is responsible for finding, training, and retaining those workers.

>> READ FULL ARTICLE

MEET ONE OF OUR HR GURUS
LAURIE CALDI

HR CONSULTANT

Laurie Caldi is a versatile, accomplished Human Resources Professional with over 25 years of experience across the High Tech, Health Care, Retail, Commercial and Not-for-Profit sectors.

She has worked for Fortune 500 organizations and has been able to leverage systems to enhance productivity, create aligned, motivational incentive plans, drive performance management, implement individual development plans and orchestrate training. She also streamlined processes to eliminate non value add activity. She utilized constructive employee feedback to resolve issues and has launched programs to foster employee wellness for sustainable organization health. An enthusiastic business partner with a caring, collaborative management style, Laurie has a proven track record of helping companies and people realize their full potential. Her work experience, both inside and outside of HR gives her a broad perspective, sharp business acumen and a contagious, positive energy that can help shape an engaging workforce.

> READ FULL BIO

 

EVENTS

 

Sandra Reder was the keynote speaker at a recent ACETECH dinner consisting
of CEO’S of fast-growth start-ups, sharing information and trends in recruiting
 

THIS IS “HR”?

 

Art imitating life: How are misconceptions formed about the role of HR? We’re looking at you, Hollywood!

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ABOUT VERTICAL BRIDGE

 

We provide outsourced HR solutions for your business enabling you to attract, optimize and retain top talent. Visit us at www.verticalbridge.ca

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