Is Your HR Strategic?

[ Blackboard Fridays Ep. 74 ]
by Jacob Aldridge Published

Ah, Human Resources. Are there any business functions murkier and more feared than time spent with your HR officer?

Well misunderstand no more! In this week's Blackboard Fridays episode, allow me to walk you through the 3 levels of great HR:

1. The operational essentials, which most businesses do although often not well;

2. The strategic layer where great HR staff and providers will deliver you the most value; and

3. The value-adds, optional parts of your business that mediocre teams don't even know exist.

Much like accounting and marketing, you can choose to treat HR as "Compliance" - a necessary evil in your business, and part of the Red administrative burden you must endure.

OR you can embrace the Green growth potential of HR, People and Culture. This is where your best HR resources will want to play, and it's the only solution good HR consultancies (we know a few, if you need an introduction) will suggest.

Struggle with HR? Watch this week's episode here and discover the other layers you need, to shift from feared to embraced.


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Jacob Aldridge
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Over the past 12 years, more than 300 active growth businesses in Australia, the UK, and Asia-Pacific have worked with Jacob in his role as an international business coach, partner and advisor.

As the Head of Advisory at businessDEPOT, Jacob continues to work one-on-one with SME businesses and directors, while also leading the development of our Strategic Advisory services across Workshops, Group Programs, and Online business guidance.

Jacob's alumni clients and those who have attended his presentations describe him as the smart and quirky business guy who makes genuine change happen. He brings business experience that impacts both profit and valuation, plus a unique energy borne from the belief that business is best when it's fun.

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