The many faces of human resources

By Kelly Patrick Slone

 

Human resources. The very mention of this department could cause even the most confident employees to break a sweat. Am I in trouble? Is there an issue with our benefits? How much paperwork will I have to fill out this time?

In this issue’s cover story, three Indiana human resources professionals share their experiences from inside the HR ranks, directly addressing the stigma associated with their roles and all the ways in which their duties extend beyond the bad.

Readers will also find insight from other HR practitioners throughout this issue, as they address the new roles of technology in recruitment and interviewing, the keys to getting a resume through HR and into the hands of a hiring manager and, of course, the dirty side of HR, including how to cut ties when it’s time to terminate an employee. Employee engagement and family leave policy issues round out a suite of stories aimed at showing the many faces of HR.