Negative & Positive Approaches of HR

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The human resources department can take a variety of different negative and positive approaches depending on how that particular department is run. Find out about negative and positive approaches of HR with help from an accomplished attorney, author and speaker in this free video clip.

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Welcome! This is HR That Works President Don Phin, and today I'm going to answer the question about what are the difference between negative and positive approaches of HR.You know, when you think of the negative approach to HR, what might come to mind is cat-bird and dill bird, you know, a cat bird is very, the evil HR Director and what might also come to mind is the Fast Company article number years ago, Why Hate HR. A negative HR is really all about what people can't do. It's all about compliance; no you can't do that 'cause we may get sued and that's one reason why CEO's, a lot of them hate HR because they're all about telling what they can't do, not what they can do. Now, the other side of HR is somebody who wants to empower the workforce; seize the opportunity in people, wants to help hire the very best, wants to drive them to great performance, wants to keep them on the bus when they, when they're doing a good job, wants to train them so they get smarter than the competition, wants to create employees suggestion systems. You know, in today's environment, if you're not ahead of the curve, you'll playing catch up. So, positive HR helps the company stay ahead of the curve. You know, half of the company's out there are doing HR better than the other half, my question is, which half is your company? There's a big difference between negative and positive HR, hopefully you're taking a positive approach to managing your employees. Hope that helped.


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