HR’S ROLE IS TO ADVANCE AND SUPPORT
THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH A GREAT
WORK CULTURE CAN OCCUR. NO MATTER HOW
TECHNOLOGY CHANGES, OUR ROLE DOES NOT.
designation holders; involving and engag-ing
students right from the beginning of
their careers and contributing to academ-ic
curricula; or building vital international
partnerships through our work with the
International Standards Organization
I would be remiss if I didn’t also men-tion
one more change by introducing
myself as the new chair of the Board of
Directors for HRPA.
Having previously served as a direc-tor
on the HRPA board, I am passionate
about the work we are doing to advance
our profession. I know we still have a lot
of challenges ahead and a lot of work to
do – and I know any challenge the future
brings will be no match for the amazing
colleagues and talented professionals I am
proud to share this profession with.
I look forward to connecting with many
of you through this column, and I am ex-cited
about what the future has in store. n
Karen Stone, CHRE, is chair of the Human
Resources Professionals Association.
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