COVER STORY: How HR is changing in the middle of a global skills crisis

The performance of human resources has had the spotlight shone on it around the world in recent times as organisations scramble to fill seats in the war for talent.

Digital Nation Australia spoke to CHROs around the country across a range of interviews about the transformation of the role in the last five years, and the perception challenges HR teams face that can cloud their contributions to business growth.

According to Angela Colantuono, head of SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management Suite (HXM) Asia Pacific & Japan, “Traditionally HR has been viewed as a cost centre; it doesn’t generate revenue. The challenge for the CHRO is to ensure HR is permanently seen as a strategic function, and once the dust of the pandemic settles, to see how HR can generate revenue rather than be a supplement to the business.

“With the CHRO finally by the side of the CEO, businesses need to examine how the HR function can drive growth for a constantly changing business landscape and workforce.”

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