Week 1 discussion 1 why we hate hr


Week 1 Discussion 1 Why We Hate HR




Read the article “Why We Hate HR (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.“. Address three out of the five questions below: 


  • Is there more to HR than its predecessor, PA? Discuss the arguments for and against this notion.

  • Based on your experience, to what extent do you agree or disagree with Hammonds’ arguments and why?

  • In your opinion, who is responsible for HR not reaching its full potential in general? Who is responsible for HR not reaching its full potential in your organization (if applicable)?

  • Based on what you have learned so far, how can HR act as a strategic business partner in general? How can HR act as a strategic partner in your organization?

  • After reading Hammond’s article, do you think your employer should increase, decrease or outsource HR roles and functions and why?



Youssef-Morgan, C. M., & Stark. E. (2014). Strategic human resource management: Concepts, controversies, and evidence-based applications [Electronic version].


Hammonds, K. H. (2005, August). Why we hate HR (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Fast Company. Retrieved from http://www.fastcompany.com/53319/why-we-hate-hr




Chhanwal, Sunil. (2015, August 9). Putting the ‘person’ in personnel (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/putting-person-personnel-sunil-chhanwal




Connors, G. (2013, February). Employers: Your HR managers should be ‘expert’ at being a fact witness (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/theemploymentbeat/2013/02/27/employers-your-hr-manager-should-be-expert-at-being-a-fact-witness/


Dorfman, P. W., Cobb, A. T., & Cox, R. (2000). Investigations of sexual harassment allegations: Legal means fair – or does it? Human Resource Management, 39(1), 33. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.




Meister, J. (2013, July). Lessons for human resource departments, from the Huffington Post (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeannemeister/2013/07/10/lessons-for-human-resource-departments-from-huffington-post/




Case studies of age discrimination in job ads (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (2012, May 24). Retrieved from http://www.bizfilings.com/toolkit/sbg/office-hr/hiring-workers/age-discrimination-in-job-ads-case-studies.aspx


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (www.eeoc.gov)






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