Kris Dunn defines ORG CHART 101:What Who HR Reports To Really Means in Your Organization…

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Does who HR reports to in the organization have a lot of meaning?  Many people think it does, and here’s what one of my readers thinks it means.  Take a look and let’s talk after the jump:

–HR reports to CEO: people are our biggest asset; culture is important, as is engagement. 

HR reports to COO: people are our building blocks; urgent resource needs for delivery of product or service, tactical.

HR reports to CFO: people are our biggest expense; headcount is a dirty word, bottom-line.

HR reports to GC: people are our biggest liability; why-we-can’t policy administration, risk aversion.

I like the list – a lot.

Read the whole post over at Kris Dunn’s The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).

Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.