Nice management (HR) joke. May be it is not a joke but many Managers experience one time or the other( Where I am and how to reach my goal) Good analysis by IT lady. Is IT far more analytical then the HR?
6th April 2009 From India , Hyderabad
Gone are the days when HR Stats used to be just numbers that "fatten" reports. It is no more a historical data.. it should include past performance, present position and future prospects.
Otherwise, it is just another number crunching exercise.
Anyone who boasts that he/she has the best HR Manager from day one is talking crap. At one state of our lives as HR Managers, we have been "in the baloon"
Those who recognizes that "I am in the balloon" alone, finds the way to steer it to the destination... those who don't find the way to steer seem lost even when they heading towards the destination... and when they look down all they see is confusion and thank their stars thinking... "Thank God I am not there"
The trick of the trade is to know how to get out of the baloon unhurt. This is a natural transition when one realizes he/she is in the baloon.
More proactive HR Managers will be ready to face a problem, before it occurs - you want to call it Risk Management in HR or whatever.
Many cases in my work - we define Risks (all that we can forsee) and built in elements that mitigage those resks - not eliminate.. but minimise.
The Human Capital is the most difficult asset can manage. It is the only asset that goes home to sleep and wake up the next as a new asset.
8th April 2009 From Saudi Arabia , Riyadh