Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Why We Hate HR

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

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