Discussion: April 13, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter
In today’s Q&A: (Well, it’s not a Q&A!) This week I printed comments about the corporate Human Resources function that bear thinking about. A seasoned HR manager says HR should get out of the business of hiring and recruiting and go back to making sure paychecks have the right amount of money in them.
I agree. I think HR has no business handling recruiting and hiring. In fact, I think HR has a conflict of interest.
What do you think? Can companies get by with managers doing their own recruiting and hiring? Would these functions be better served if HR stopped doing them? Is HR actually doing companies a disservice by mucking around in the hiring process of corporate business units?
I’d like to know what you think. (The full article from today’s newsletter is here: Time for HR to exit the hiring business.)