by Jathan Janove
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard an executive complain about HR …
Why the bad rap? Is it deserved? What’s more, how does HR change it?
Here’s how: HR professionals can build positive relationships with the C-Suite andby following these five steps:
1. Just say ‘no’ to no
Too many HR professionals see themselves as compliance cops instead of compliance coaches.
Rather than saying “no,” HR should first explore what management is trying to accomplish. Even if you think you know the answer, ask for time to research and evaluate the issue. By doing so, you might discover options that will avoid a “no” answer. Moreover, resistance will be less if management understands you strived to find an alternative.
When faced with a challenging compliance issue, identify three options:
- Risk preferrer—high risk, high business advantage
- Risk averse—legally safest but substantial business disadvantage
- Ris...(register to read more)