Throw Out Your Old HR Playbook and Think Like An Owner

When Joanne Rencher tells you in this video to throw out the playbook, listen up. It would be a shame to miss a single word of what she has to say.

For openers, here’s a sit-up and take notice comment: “There are more HR leaders in business than there are business leaders who happen to be working in HR.”

Think about the implications of that; Rencher has. She’s the chief business and talent officer for the Girls Scouts of the USA. And she has a new playbook. She’s not the “conscience of the employees”; that’s a manager job. She’s not asking for a seat at the table. She’s created at her own.

“I have the talent hat. I manage the assets that drive the Girl Scouts forward; property, mission, programs… I know my assets and I know how to leverage them through the people,” she told her DisruptHR audience in New York City.

So what’s that new playbook she wants HR to follow? “Think like a business owner. Figure out how to reduce your expenses. New travel policies. Vendor contracts with better and more favorable negotiated fees. Put a different hat on.”

Spend the next 5 minutes getting a dose of Rencher energy and discover how to begin writing your own HR playbook.

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