The Cognizant Center for Future of Work and Future Workplace took nine months to imagine the future of HR and how its role might transform over the next decade. Their research culminated in 21 new possible jobs. (Photo: SOMMAI/Shutterstock.com)

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought startling and powerful changes in our work lives, as we contend with newfound struggles and attempt to make the most of new opportunities. One of those new opportunities, according to Scott Cawood of WorldatWork, is for human resources professionals to "have their moment" and "transform the role of HR from a shared service and support function to a key influence and leadership function."

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.