When there is a survey of CEOs and they say their HR functions are not doing the right things, could it be that we are doing the right things but they don’t like what we do? There are some aspects of HR that are almost sacred. We have to do our bit, primarily on employment issues, to ensure the company operates within the law and its reputation and legal vulnerability is protected.
A few Years ago, I read a popular blog that was Anti Christmas (xmas) in the workplace. The Author expressed disdain for several factors, including being “forced” to having a day off and not being able to work; she mentioned her concerns being a minority, and Xmas not being Diverse due to the Religious beliefs and a few other factors.
So, in defense of the Spirit of the holidays Please allow me my humble opinion -
When managers are asked:
“What percentage of your success as a manager is dependent on the performance of those who report to you?”
The percentage stated by most managers is over 90%.
I just heard a story on NPR ”Job Seekers Find Bias Against the Unemployed”discussing how much harder it is for those without jobs to find jobs. Considering that earlier this month, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there are still 14.8 million people unemployed—a 9.6% unemployment rate. So that discrimination is directed at 10% of the US population.
If you have been a recruiter for any length of time you know that the industry is evolving at the speed of the internet. When I started recruiting we relied on newspaper ads to push our jobs out to the public and cold called prospects over the telephone to pull them in to interview. We also did a lot of networking… old school networking.