HR helps BA to survive turbulence

Smedley, Tim
August 2008
People Management;8/21/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 17, p8
The reports that the human resources (HR) department of British Airways (BA) has been restructured to help the company survive. Tony McCarthy, head of people and organisational effectiveness at BA, says the company is in a good business position, despite the global economic slowdown. BA Chief Executive Willie Walsh claims that the airline industry was facing the worst trading environment it had ever experienced. McCarthy restructured the HR department and had scaled down both the industrial relations (IR) department and IR focus of HR in general.


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