This gave me a wee smile.
James G, who blogs at Whatsthatsmell, is presumably doing a management qualification:
There is so much to say but so much to do. One of the main issues for my non-blogging is that I have been busy at work and I have schoolwork piling up. And the reason the schoolwork is piling up is because it is Human Resources Management this quarter. And I cannot get excited about it at all…
Neither can a lot of the people who work in it, James, so I wouldn’t worry too much.
HR Management is a function run for the benefit of the PC police….
Hang on a minute, you’re making it sound much more exciting than it really is.
[It] usually has overblown contentions about its own effectiveness and how it can be a strategic partner to the business…
It’s all a load of tosh…
Now here’s where you’re wrong, James. If it was all a load of tosh, companies would have dumped their HR functions years ago. OK, maybe some HR people and quite a few HR lecturers are a load of tosh but the need for a good HR function is now probably stronger than ever and, if you have a management role, you need to deal with HR people and get them working for you. That approach can be surprisingly productive.
Have a great weekend anyway, James. Oh, of course, you won’t because you’ll be reading HR books while the rest of us are out enjoying the sun.