HR AS A BUSINESS PARTNER
Julio Marquez Specia, General Director of Top Management, with over 26 years of experience in talent management and executive recruitment, interviews Carlos Ruiz, Human Resources Director of Esterline Technologies. Carlos is a renowned executive of the manufacturing sector with a global vision thanks to his work experience in more than 8 countries; including Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Brazil and China. Their conversation is about one of the many challenges faced by Human Resources leaders: Contributing to the company’s business results.
CR: I don’t have much experience in Tijuana, I have only worked in four companies here, but what I can tell you is that with the Directors I have talked to, with friends or during the visits I have made, it’s a recurring complaint. Many people from HR don’t know the business, but the worst part is that many of them don’t want to know it. This leads me to an article I read from Harvard Business Review, which talks about what senior executives think of us at HR and, the first complaint is that they don’t know the business. They know the transactional processes: payroll, climate surveys, recruitment, etc., but they don’t match this with the strategic business plan. As HR leaders we have to make a self-appraisal, develop competencies and not be afraid to get involved in the production process and get to know the other areas in order to develop our leadership and coaching in the company.
CR: Nowadays, many executives from different areas don’t understand the human side, they are not in touch with the people; therefore, it is important that your HR leader helps you make better decisions. An HR leader must be up to date in order to help and coach its organization. An organization will be more effective if all its employees are happy and committed. An HR strategy can help you find that balance.
The Human Resources Leader must focus on the Organizational Development. To me, that person has that mixture of emotions that will give your destiny direction; from how to identify talent, how you help your associates grow, engage, to align the business strategy. This person will help rethink the same strategy so that your entire organization seeks or manages to meet the defined objectives.
Ada Montoya, Business Development Manager.
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