Capable and culpable

Butler, Mark
March 2009
People Management;3/12/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p16
The author reflects on the contribution of the human resource (HR) sector in addressing the impact of recession on organizations. He states the possible reasons to blame HR for the crisis, including its establishment of connection between talent and reward without the counterbalance of responsibility and its tracking of increasing dissatisfaction at work without countering it with cultural change. However, the author stresses that HR connects an organizational culture of openness, involvement of staff and stakeholders, and authenticity.


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