The future of HR "One can do everything they did the year before and become irrelevant to the organization, and that's where people get lost in their career," says Voya's Kevin Silva. (Graphic by Chris Nicholls)

While it's beneficial to have HR specialists on staff, every team member must be able to adapt and grow as an organization changes – as tasks on their to-do list may have made sense five years ago, but may not make all that much sense next year.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.