#NZLEAD PREVIEW: Adding value to the HR profession

This is a follow up to last week’s post. A debate has certainly started here so let’s see what other views are out there.

Richard Westney wrote a blog last week entitled Mind the Gap. It’s well worth a read and forms the inspiration for this week’s topic. Richard also received a response from Catherine Taylor, the HRINZ National President.

HRINZ does some awesome stuff, and this is all listed in Catherine’s response, including the avenues by which HRINZ is communicating this stuff. It’s ironic though, communication is one of the banes of an HR professional’s day-to-day work. How do you articulate policy, process, initiatives etc in a way that the general population can comprehend? Communication doesn’t necessarily mean understanding.

I wonder how many people share the same views as Richard but are reluctant to put it out there on social media? It was scary for me, and I’m generally comfortable with this forum. I have several colleagues now who have told me that they struggle to see the value in their HRINZ…

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