Great HR is more than a back room function

15 March 18

Many business leaders see HR as a back room function responsible for writing employment policies, administering staff and dealing with performance and conduct issues.

All important stuff, for sure.

But great HR people do so much more than that.

Great HR people help organisations maximise the performance of their people to achieve the company vision and goals.

They challenge leaders at all levels to be outstanding, knowing that better performance is always achieved through people.

They identity and deliver the specific and evidence based organisational support and development that people and teams need to excel.

They help provide purpose and meaning for people at work.

How great is your HR?


I commissioned Norman to help embed our new values across our hospice and head office sites.  He quickly understood the challenges we faced and was able to identify the practical and achievable steps necessary to build on our values in order to improve engagement and performance throughout the organisation.  In doing this he quickly gained the confidence of our staff and had great professional credibility with our leadership team.  His work has enabled us to put our values at the heart of all we do.

David Burland – CEO, Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice Care