The Human resource! -Not a peripheral Function.
Commoditization of the human resource, and treating it as readily replaceable anytime would surely make the skills competency level of a workgroup inadequate, no matter how great the assurances could be from the immediate foreman. Everything has a time constant, remember!; The learning curve could never be too fast or exceptionally good all the time, particularly so, when you are constrained by your hiring rate, geographical location, benefits system, kind of organizational politics, temperament and attitudes of leaders, and prevailing culture. Striking a perfect match with the make up of an outsider, and a newcomer would not take place in so short a time, demanded by the business all the time. I hope one would appreciate at this point, why the seemingly peripheral human resource programs that are people oriented are not peripheral at all, but instead are really main stream activities to enhance the creation of a satisfactorily performing community.
Written by: Sanoy Suerte, RME /MBM; http://www.linkedin.com/in/sannysuerte.