Four Signs it is Time to Fire Human Resources

Human resources can be an indispensable element in any organization.

On the other hand, through bureaucracy and stagnation, human resources can also hold some businesses back.

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Four signs you it might be time to fire your human resources people:

  • They always agree with management.

The best HR people are not rubber stamps for management. It might be right for a manager’s ego, but a human resources person who always agrees with management is far from doing their job.

The purpose of HR is to support the business, but there are times when business practices are wrong, or worse. There are moments when a human resources professional must speak up, regardless of the popularity of the practice.

Be careful when you realize your HR person never says no to management. They may not have the true interests of the company in mind.

  • They are too strict with the rules.

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Sharpen Your Management Skills!

To stay competitive, sharpen your management skills!

In this economy, a small business requires more than just a positive attitude and hardworking management and staff.

The nominal “Great Recession” has made the game much fiercer.  Mastering essential management and leadership skills could be just the thing small businesses will need to make it through the dark times.

Not every business owner has the luxury of a MBA or other business degree.  Yes, “street smarts” are respected, but it is always beneficial to freshen up on basic management abilities.

Blogger Rob Sabo, writing for, has small-business management skills that every entrepreneur should learn, or at least sharpen. These are skills that are called on frequently in this frenetic marketplace.

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