I see in many instances articles on HRZone where the HR department are carrying out redundancies; doing staff appraisals; instituting change management [is this any different to other management?] etc.

Is that the practice in the UK?

I have for years now been pleading with HR in New Zealand to be the thinkers and planneers etc.but in the role of advisor. Ultimately however it must always be the managers and supervisors who do the above, otherwise those in their Team see HR as being above and more important than their manager….and that can never be so.

Am I reading this all wrong? Comments would be most appreciated. Cheers.
Don Rhodes

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