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Are We Doing Our Jobs As HR Leaders?
Posted: 2011-02-07 By David Wexler
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A recent article in Toronto Life referencing the results of a 2010 survey of 800 Canadian Human Resources professionals has me wondering if we, as HR leaders, are doing our jobs. Too, do we even have consensus with respect to what our jobs are?
Survey findings indicate that the majority of us believe that fairness in the workplace is a fundamental. They also reveal that we believe that where there are problems in the workplace, that these are caused by badly behaved managers, and that this is a huge problem.
Here are some statistics from the survey: 70 percent of managers show favouritism. 62 percent of managers treat their employees with disrespect. 57 percent of managers use bullying or intimidation to get results.
In tough economic tim.....
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