Not only is Marr’s assertion that we no longer need HR departments scary, the “advice” he offers to HR is completely flawed.
First of all, he says there’s a need for a name change (he doesn’t like the word resources). He then recommends creating two separate teams to handle the HR-related work. And, finally, he suggests outsourcing or automating anything from HR that doesn’t “add value”.
None of this advice makes sense, and here’s why:
Are people resources? Yes, valuable resources.
Marr has issue with the term “human resources”, and argues that people are more than a resource or a commodity. I agree; people aren’t commodities. However, people offer their resources in the form of skills, talent and abilities. These are resources that a business uses to produce goods or deliver a service. In fact, I believe people are one of, if not the most valuable resources in a business. Using the term “human resources” highlights [Read more…] about Get Rid of the HR Department? I Don’t Think So (part 2)