Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The truth about the HR department

The latest 'Why we Hate HR' rant has been run by the FT today.

Private equity boss, Luke Johnson, criticises HR as a 'necessary evil', 'a simple expense, and a burden on the backs of productive workers'.
I don't think Johnson provides a very powerful or coherent argument, and its noticeable that he only seems to see HR's role in connection to employee problems (something to do with his own management style perhaps?).

Anyway, I've recently had my own rant on 'Why hate Private Equity' so I guess this makes us even.

I'm more concerned about the comments made about the article, most of which support Johnson's perspective on HR.

Perhaps we do need more promotion along the lines of SHRM's new ad after all.