Human resources (HR) management runs through every vein of an organization, either directly or indirectly. If an action touches or impacts the people in the organization, then HR is involved, from strategy to workforce planning to organizational culture to people development. Unfortunately, the dominant model relied upon by too many mainstream HR professionals focuses solely on the administration of recruiting, hiring and onboarding of staff. This approach is a lost opportunity for HR to play a productive role in creating equitable organizations.
In order for HR to truly be a facilitative partner, the role and function of HR must be redefined and reimagined. This document from RoadMap explores how organizations can reclaim the broader understanding and practice of HR to center gender and racial equity in order to support the success and accountability of our organizations’ number one asset: the people.