Sunday, March 27, 2011
Project Social: The Dark Side of HR
My project social partner Dave Ryan and I were chuckling about this recently but he admitted that there is a grain of truth. Perhaps more than a grain, as you can read about in his latest post.
Of course, it's unfair to expect HR folks to rise above sordid matters like needing a paycheck and represent the interests of employees because HR professionals are employees of the company just like everyone else.
So yes, if an employee shares information that might damage the company or result in litigation HR has a professional responsibility to inform management.
Mwa ha ha. (But not really.)
Here's the video... And next time you have a wild impulse to confide in HR about how you added an emetic to your manager's coffee remember who you both work for.