The following excerpt from an HR rant by a fellow named Josh sounds as though he has issues wherever he is employed. He admits that he has never had a positive interaction with human resources. I am guessing it is a very short list of people that he gets along with:
…………………..But it’s much worse than that. Human Resources always sides with corporate interests. If there’s a legal concern, such as a legitimate harassment situation, Human Resources will act as a mock support system for the involved parties, but ultimately act to protect the organization from perceived threats which may never be released at the expense of providing a healing resolution for anyone. It can be even worse, where the interests of the employee are simply snubbed entirely for bureaucratic reasons. Human Resources claims to be the advocate of employees, wanting to nourish and invest in them, but they have zero structural accountability to the employees, so it’s all a sham.
Lastly Human Resources typically oversees the sham of ‘performance reviews’ which try to bottle useful feedback into stilted low-utility meetings that happen quarterly. In healthy organizations these systems actually work counter to healthy communication. They stifle feedback on areas for improvement, by channelling communication into a disciplinarian session instead of food for thought and growth.( This is a beautifully insightful comment into why communication between HR and staff can range from dysfunctional to nonexistent!)
In short HR is symptomatic of what is unhealthy in American business culture.
Sounds like this guy has never had a positive interaction with anybody. Maybe he should start his own company so he won’t have to worry about dealing with HR.