Why modern HR requires rethinking the old-school employee handbook

In his new book, ‘Redefining HR,’ Fast Company contributor Lars Schmidt explains how modern people teams are transforming antiquated notions of what HR can be.

When you go back to the origins of HR, the function was largely driven by compliance and risk mitigation. How do we keep the company out of the headlines? How do we ensure employees don’t get the company into trouble with bad behavior? There was a default lean toward designing policies and procedures with risk aversion as a primary driver.

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