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(Axios)   We are truly in the golden age for the most important aspect of any business or organization in existence   (axios.com) divider line
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1478 clicks; posted to Business » on 24 Sep 2021 at 11:05 AM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-24 11:06:52 AM  
How's the pay?
 
2021-09-24 11:30:48 AM  
They're going to fire everyone in HR and divide the pay up amongst the other teams?
 
2021-09-24 11:32:02 AM  
Oh good, just what HR people needed: more power
 
2021-09-24 11:40:08 AM  
I was in the weirdest meeting the other day. No idea what it was going into it. only 7 people on the call and 3 were the organizers. It was like a focus group to see what our feelings were about this abstract business line roadmap. It was the very essence of unnecessary corporate bullshiat.
 
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2021-09-24 11:42:01 AM  

morg: I was in the weirdest meeting the other day. No idea what it was going into it. only 7 people on the call and 3 were the organizers. It was like a focus group to see what our feelings were about this abstract business line roadmap. It was the very essence of unnecessary corporate bullshiat.


Somebody doesn't sound like a team player.
 
2021-09-24 11:54:51 AM  

ZAZ: morg: I was in the weirdest meeting the other day. No idea what it was going into it. only 7 people on the call and 3 were the organizers. It was like a focus group to see what our feelings were about this abstract business line roadmap. It was the very essence of unnecessary corporate bullshiat.

Somebody doesn't sound like a team player.


I couldn't have been more lost than if we were looking at a Jackson Pollock.
 
2021-09-24 12:04:28 PM  
Hmmm.. "Golden Age" must have some meaning I'm unaware of...I work for a company that's right on the verge of breaking into the Fortune 100. Over the last 5 years they have laid off almost all the HR staff and outsourced everything from payroll to benefits management to hiring to whistleblowing. The few lower level HR types that are left all reside in eastern central Europe now. We have a SVP of HR and that monster's handful of regional underling VPs, and a few admins for said veeps, and that is it. Everything else is outsourced / bot'ted

Golden Age for OPEX re HR maybe...or sweet trips and tickets for the VPs from our HR vendors
 
2021-09-24 12:17:39 PM  
"Hmm, okay. I see that your manager telling you at 6 pm to make him a presentation for 10 am the next morning and then calling you useless when you told him that was unreasonable has upset you. Why don't we set up a meeting with the three of us to discuss the issue. We'll come up with an action plan for your own professional growth and give your boss feedback on how he can communicate his needs to you more effectively."
 
2021-09-24 12:33:30 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: How's the pay?


Very good at the government agency I worked for. Since HR controlled the creation of job descriptions and billets (thus pay), it seemed everybody in HR needed to be a GS-14 level.
 
2021-09-24 2:42:32 PM  
I'm informed that it's not "HR" any more, they now refer to themselves as "People Professionals" or "People Partners"

No sh*t.
 
2021-09-24 3:53:50 PM  

Flowery Twats: I'm informed that it's not "HR" any more, they now refer to themselves as "People Professionals" or "People Partners"


"People Ops" is the go-to in tech circles right now. "Everyone else is calling themselves an engineer these days, why not us?"
 
2021-09-24 4:22:31 PM  
It has always cracked me up that there are people that think HR is there to help employees and that they should go to HR for assistance with their leadership.
 
2021-09-24 6:03:07 PM  

Flowery Twats: I'm informed that it's not "HR" any more, they now refer to themselves as "People Professionals" or "People Partners"

No sh*t.


It's "People Services" here, except that some things are still under "Human Resources" and I can NOT figure out the logic of what is which.
 
2021-09-24 6:54:40 PM  

Flowery Twats: I'm informed that it's not "HR" any more, they now refer to themselves as "People Professionals" or "People Partners"

No sh*t.


I worked at a place that referred to the department as "People and Culture", as in the head of HR was the "Director of People and Culture "
 
2021-09-24 6:54:46 PM  

bbair63: It has always cracked me up that there are people that think HR is there to help employees and that they should go to HR for assistance with their leadership.


HR exists to protect the company, not the employee.
 
2021-09-24 8:38:26 PM  

TDWCom29: Oh good, just what HR people needed: more power


Is that really what we need? More HR reps in a company in order to inflate the job requirements for other positions and to make such restrictive automated keyword searches that perfectly qualified applicants get shut out before they even get to the door?
 
2021-09-24 10:59:59 PM  
Sorry, but it really has been a gilded age of sorts...for the HR folks who know what they're doing.
Exhibit A: COVID-19 tested a company's agility in handling personnel matters from remote work to creative PTO to shoring up benefits in order to cover prevention and treatment.
Exhibit B: The increased racial tensions have caused many companies to review and revise everything from hiring practices to pay to placement.
Exhibit C: Notice how many "Help Wanted" signs there are, especially in front-line roles? Not in your field, of course because you're at the fore of the hottest job out there. Finding people to fill roles that require...less autonomy...takes some creative recruiting because, in the immortal words of Judge Smails: the world needs ditch diggers.
Exhibit D: For a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is access to information, litigation is on the rise. Especially now: enforce a mask mandate you get sued; don't enforce a mask mandate you get sued. Terminate for job abandonment because she skipped orientation? Lawsuit because we failed to notify that attendance is required. Not kidding.
So, yeah, the Toby Flendersons are clinging to the tail end of the bell curve, but for HR professionals willing to put skin in the game, suddenly the C-suite has HR on speed dial.
 
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