From Peripheral to Front and Centre

The COVID-19 pandemic has reaffirmed the importance of HR as a strategic business partner.

By Simon Kent

With the greatest impact of the pandemic falling on an organisation’s people, it is not surprising that the past year has increased the need for strategic and strong leadership within HR. Research from HR software provider Personio shows the HR function has played a critical role in the business response, with eight out of 10 respondents saying HR has been integral to helping their organisations successfully adapt to the new normal.