Have you ever wondered how Human Resources staff members think - or need to think? - or have to think? Even the simplest employee question raises countless red flags for an employer's HR team. Human Resources staff walk a five-pronged path. How do you satisfy all five stakeholders while treating the current employee fairly?
Five Stakeholders Merit Human Resources Attention
What's best for the employer? What's best for the employee? What's legal or required by a government agency? What sets precedent for future decisions about and fair treatment of employees? What decision will get you sued with all of the concurrent costs and aggravation?
You can't make a decision unless the decision satisfies all five stakeholders - to some degree. Is it really any wonder that sometimes it's the employee stakeholder who suffers? Here's how Human Resources people have to think and make decisions to answer an employee question.
And, then there's HR speak. HR speak is fraught with words that regular employees love to hate. What are your favorite examples of HR jargon?
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