Ethics | 'HR fired for only caring about results'

'HR fired for only caring about results'

In any company, HR are often seen as the mediators.

Part of their role is getting to the root cause of any office conflict and nipping it in the bud before it escalates, dealing with performance-related issues and disciplining employees for communicating with colleagues in a disrespectful manner. While these are common issues within HR’s remit, employees may be surprised to see HR failing to practice what they preach.

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Comments (2)

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler
    Wed, 7 Aug 2019 1:30pm BST
    This another example of HR going beyond its remit. Too many in HR believe it is their job to drive results. Except within their own department, it is not. The role of HR is to support the management team deliver the right results and ensure the right training and development is in place to enable this. If a person is not performing to meet their objectives, it is up to line managers to find out and understand why not and take the right action. They should be the ones who know the ins and outs of their team, anything that is going on in their lives that might impact on work and take from there. Calling people stupid tends not to elicit the desired results, especially from someone in HR who really should know better.
  • Boris
    Wed, 7 Aug 2019 1:18pm BST
    While it's always a good idea to get both sides of a story in this instance where HR are actually doing something which could be considered bullying I don't think the employer made the wrong choice. What people have to remember is that employees talk to each other and if they feel that they can't speak to HR they simply won't. This can cause issues to escalate and become even worse, so in this instance it's nice to hear of an employer who's really interested in their staff and are willing to stand up for them. If only more employers were like this.