While the challenges facing HR are sizable, those facing most IT functions are truly daunting: resource constraints, conflicting priorities, demand for more rapid development, legacy infrastructure, shadow IT, increasing complexity,..and a constant battle for talent and skills. HR must be integral to helping IT meet these challenges by partnering with IT on recruiting, development, and reward strategies that put the right people with the right skills in the right roles in the organization. Management and leadership development, skills training, and flexible resourcing models to meet rapidly changing business demands are key HR contributions to the success of IT.
While strong collaborative relationships between all functions within the organization are important, it is clear that IT and HR are uniquely positioned to benefit from the strengths of each other for both mutual and organizational success. Yet historically, the relationship between IT and HR have not been particularly strong, raising the question of how IT and HR can align more closely.
In a subsequent post, we’ll look at the structures and strategies that can be deployed to foster the “two-way street”, greater cooperation between IT and HR.
This was a guest article written by Tim Janisch.