The HR mindset for me is one that encompasses change and promotes growth. From the introduction of HR, the demands and requirements of businesses have changed and will continue to change, subsequently evolving a fast need for new ideas and thinking.
As HR professionals, this means more focus on adding worth to the profession, from the entry-level practitioners to senior executives, as we each in our own unique way, reinvent HR—beginning with a change in thinking.
We need a shift from a fixed mindset to one of growth—to take proactive measures to broaden our skills and perspectives, while creating learning opportunities and institutions that can promote a learning culture. Lastly, HR professionals should embrace every opportunity to bring about transformation in their way of thinking, and provide a more meaningful and continuous contribution to HR.
Gifty Parker is the Founder and Executive Director at PARKER HR. She oversees all Leadership Training Programs, Talent Excellence Programs, and shares the responsibility of HR Manager for dnata Catering Canada Limited.