My answer to What are the ultimate goals of Human Resources (HR) department in a company?
Answer by Ken Larson:
The Human resources function is undergoing dramatic realignment these days.
It is being phased out in a classic sense and being taken over by other functions in modern ERP. Data is shared, focused and acted upon by the hiring managers, not HR specialists.
This is a sign of the times in high tech business processes and systems. Outside suppliers must understand this. HR and related services are reinventing and redefining themselves as we speak.
They must step out of many old molds and bring true value to the field or they will cease to exist. They must get on the cutting edge of this reinvention to avoid obsolescence