What if… we abolished HR?

The latest series of the podcast brought to you by the CIPD's Work. magazine asks whether organisations can truly get by without a people function

It's been seven years since Ram Charan wrote his controversial article It’s time to blow up HR and build something new, and hopefully the profession has more than proved its value over the last few years. But what criticisms still get levelled at it? And are some organisations really managing well without a people function? Academic Wendy Hirsh and the CIPD's chief executive Peter Cheese discuss.