People operations and HR programs can look dramatically different from company to company, particularly if you compare larger, established companies with small start-ups. 4G Clinical's Chief People Officer Scott Glenn had some thoughts on the subject in his recent article for HR Daily Advisor.
Here's a short excerpt:
People operations and HR programs can look dramatically different from company to company, particularly if you compare larger, established companies with small start-ups. And for leaders, this can mean very different challenges and objectives. This is something I know all too well; over the years, I’ve overseen the rollout of these programs at large entities with employee counts of over 200,000 and smaller start-ups with fewer than 500 employees, and I currently lead people operations at life sciences and clinical trial innovator 4G Clinical.
Our function and purpose have never been more critical, and we are seeing entire industries transforming their workforces, internal programs, and processes. With this being said, I aim to break down how to navigate these two types of organizations and hopefully shine a light on how to be a more effective people operations leader, regardless of company size and makeup.