Dear Evil HR Lady (I’m sure you’re not)
Could you please tell what is the difference between ‘HR Director’ and ‘Head of People’?
One is hip and trendy. The other is not. I hate “innovative” titles. Put them back in the box, please.
Head of People sounds like you manage all the people. Which you don’t. So, stop trying to pretend.
Maybe my not-so-evil readership think there is a real difference. I think it’s just a title thing to make the HR leadership seem more in touch with the “people.” Personally, I think Head of People is too close to the old “Personnel.” I don’t want to go back to that era.