This is from someone named Ben Whitter on Linkedin:
“The never-ending debate about the future of Human Resources took another major twist as Airbnb, a company valued at $25.5 billion dollars based in the shared economy space, recently announced that they are redefining their HR function in terms of what it is and what it does with the appointment of a new Global Head of Employee Experience to oversee and connect everything to do with their ‘workplace as an experience’ vision, which is central to their culture and customer-centric approach.”
Would anyone care to translate that into English? It certainly sounds like traditional HR to me: obscure, arcane, and chasing your tail: “space, employee experience, workplace as an experience vision, customer-centric.”
Right. There is no “never ending debate,” just a vestigial organ hanging on hoping to someday be as useful as an appendix.