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HR Steps to the Fore Amid Market Tumult

The upheaval in the labour market triggered by the pandemic may at long last be bringing human resources onto an equal footing with other mission-critical business activities such as sales, marketing and finance.

The profession’s increasing value was reflected in a recent analysis by LinkedIn of its membership data which found that HR and talent management positions accounted for four of the 20 roles with the fastest-growing number of positions during the last five years. This was led by demand for chief human resources officers, the fifth-fastest growing position in the UK between 2017 and 2021.

According to Gemma Bullivant, this research indicates that companies are coming to the “great realisation” that human resources teams are more than just policy and compliance departments

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