Employees as insatiable tools?
By Anne Schüller came recently a contribution, which was about the fact that far too many corporate cultures still aim to break the will of their employees.
With o-tones such as "You have to break the young people's will when they are new to us" Schüller pointed to a frequent malady in Company attentively.
Treacherous word creations
This was followed first by LinkedIn, and later by the blog, an exciting discussion about the treacherous word-making in the HR industry.
This is how Serap Lipinski, HR Manager Dirk Rossmann GmbH commented: The company success also depends on good employer branding. If the employer brand is not convincing, the company loses its long-term human capital and also its customers and partners.
Word of the year
Immediately resistance arose. For example, Thomas Frühwein and Edda Cekinmez criticized the use of the word "human capital" as unattractive and less appreciative.
The term was not inadvertently the word of the year.
The dehumanised employee
Also author Anne Schüller intervened again in the discussion and brought the thing to the point: "Those who call their employees top performers or call them human capital dehumanizes them."
Be careful with fashion terms
It turns out that just as a recruiter should be a little more cautious with supposedly hip fashion terms such as human capital - and not only because of the employer branding:
Too fast, these trend words gain an inhuman component - and that awakens unattractive historical associations.
From Human Resources to Human Relations
But even the term human resources bothers me personally for some time, he associates it but that you can grab people like a renewable resource and "nachzüchten" can.
Therefore, I would very much welcome the abbreviation HR soon to be no longer for Human Resources but for Human Relations, a suggestion I have recently read, in the context of a modern way of working. How do you see it?
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