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What’s the point of HR?

Updated: May 7, 2022

It occurred to me recently that even business owners with a HR function don’t always know why HR are there. They also don’t know what they want or can expect from a HR function. For me it’s simple... teamwork.

It sounds super cliche, but I honestly believe that no HR function, professional or consultant can be successful in supporting a business without this key element built into their practices. I don’t mean you should be a strong HR Team (although it’s true), I mean HR should focus on building strong operational relationships. The entire purpose of HR is dictated by the operational strategy of the business in which HR operate. So the point of HR really is to not only support the business goals, but enable the business to achieve them.


As consultant, my job is not to tell you how to run your business based on what I think or what everyone else does. It’s my job to say, “tell me what you want to achieve, and I’ll help you get there!”

Still though...what’s the point, right?

There are so many ways HR will help your business, in fact, too many to list without boring you to tears.

You want to have better performing employees?

Get HR involved.

You want to have a multi skilled workforce?

Get HR involved.

You want to set out basic working rules to employees?

Get HR involved.

It goes on. The point is, HR (especially Lilac HR) will work to support your bottom line.


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