I’m going to summarize an excerpt from China Gorman to answer this one.
“Regardless of the size of your organisation, the essential role of HR is to ensure that the organisations workforce is sustained and sustainable. This is what makes HR the most critical function in the organisation.”
I love this because it’s short and sweet and sums it up perfectly.
If you can see that your workforce isn’t sustained or sustainable don’t wait to be asked, don’t wait for ‘that seat’ at the table, step up and make the change yourself.
What have you done in your career to ensure that your workforce is sustained and sustainable?