When going gets tough take firm approach with poor performers

Brockett, James
October 2008
People Management;10/2/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 20, p8
The article presents the views of some human resources (HR) professionals on how an organisation recruits and removes jobs in its workforce. Liane Hornsey of Google said that the firm's policy was not to hire until all prospective colleagues were 100 percent happy with a candidate. Alex Wilson from BT said that when reducing workforce on efficiency grounds, one's first thought should always be redeployment. Satish Pradhan of Tata Sons said that as even small numbers of job cuts make negative headlines, HR should stick to what it knows is right.


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