HR Lecture 1 – Prologue
- Think about people as employees, not consumers
- Still, many common threads: contributions from SS, environmental issues and open system
- New issues/concerns: measurement, models/process/procedures, digging deeper
- Why do people hate HR? online article – “why we hate HR” – Hammonds, K.
o HR people make us do stuff we don’t want to do
E.g. Western faculty had to take quiz about hazardous material
o Must comply employer’s duty to employees; important, but not glamorous
o HR people have no strategic mindset, but that’s a shame!
Key driver of business performance actually, but it consistently underdelivers
Such a large % of resources in labour
o How is HR linked to orga