Here is a familiar scenario that plays out – the Board or executive team suddenly has an interest in knowing more about Human Resources. You are asked to make a presentation at their next meeting and it’s up to you to determine the content, and to present within a 15-minute time frame.

You can choose to showcase the various HR functions and how they are contributing to the bottom line of the organization. Or you can narrow down on insights about the people and talent within the organization and how HR is managing the performance and productivity of employees.

Both of those presentations will likely bore your audience to sleep. Sounds harsh, but it’s true. These topics are not enthralling to Boards, because often they see it as the CEOs job to manage those issues.

Continue here to read the full article that was originally posted to LinkedIn on April 19, 2017.

Author: Jasmine P. Ramratan

Jasmine has over 15 years of human resources and progressive management experience in government and the Department of National Defence.

Jasmine is a positive, high energy and gregarious person who enjoys pushing her limits in new and exciting realms. As she transitions to a second career following nearly 15 years of service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, she is seeking new opportunities to exercise her leadership, HR knowledge, and love of public speaking.

In her spare time, Jasmine serves on the Board of Directors as the Vice Chairperson for the national charity Courageous Companions which provides service dogs to military veterans and first responders who have physical and/or psychological injuries from their service. This cause is very close to her heart as a military veteran, spouse of an injured veteran and dog lover.

She is looking to expand her leadership roles by engaging in opportunities to mentor young human resource professionals to continuously have a positive impact on the industry within Alberta. She firmly believes that philanthropy is one of the most rewarding and personally fulfilling ways to use her talents and has committed to dedicating a portion of her time to these endeavours.

Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Royal Military College of Canada, and the Certified Professional in Human Resources designation (CPHR) since 2014 and has native language abilities in French and English, and a working knowledge of Spanish and German.