Wednesday, January 11, 2006

HR stands for "How Ridiculous"

Aha! An external view of why HR departments are useless, just useless. I love the term "administrivia", which in my view sums up the bureaucratic nonsense to which HR professionals seem so completely dedicated. Enjoy the article; I did.

At one company where I used to work, they had five - count 'em - five full-time HR people who were so busy they had to employ an outside vendor to post open jobs on the career sites and screen candidates. They didn't even check references for potential hires. I'm not really sure what they did, except shuffle papers and tell us we couldn't have Yoga classes on site.


3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a really insightful article. Thanks for pointing it out; should be useful going into my new position.

Tim

2:02 AM  
Blogger TrackerNeil said...

New position? Hmm...next time I see you, we shall have to delve into this.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. It's the same new position that I've been waiting for to become reality for the past several months. There will be some news about this quite soon, actually...

Tim

2:58 AM  

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