What do you see as key roles (priorities) for HR?
In many podcasts HR is portrayed in a negative light, or at best as a necessary clerical function. I have worked in an organization where this was true. But I have also read about GE's (under Welch) very business-focused, proactive HR.
In my view HR people are knowledge workers (Drucker). HR does not make 'wigits', but an effective HR should make producing 'wigits' more effective.
So, for you managers, executives, and business owners what do the key priorities for HR need to be to improve your 'wigit' productivity?