Want a frank, sometimes funny, and wide-angle look at the state of HR? Check out this article from "Fast Company" magazine. Some gems:
- "The human-resources trade long ago proved itself, at best, a necessary evil -- and at worst, a dark bureaucratic force that blindly enforces nonsensical rules, resists creativity, and impedes constructive change."
- "...why does HR insist on sameness as a proxy for equity?"
- in a 2005 survey "...only about half of workers below the manager level believed their companies took a genuine interest in their well-being."
- "...a considerably smaller proportion of HR professionals today have some education beyond a bachelor's degree than in 1990."
- "The truth? Most human-resources managers aren't particularly interested in, or equipped for, doing business. And in a business, that's sort of a problem."
Love it or hate it, you should read it.
Go there ----> http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/97/open_hr.html