Cuts must not be at the expense of HR

first_imgCuts must not be at the expense of HROn 12 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The outsourcing bandwagon picked up speed this week when Nortel Networksjumped on by launching a deal with PricewaterhouseCoopers. The contract willsee 100 HR staff move to a service centre covering all of Nortel’s 20,000European employees. The deal is the latest in a series of outsourcing contracts that arechanging the landscape of HR, and all the signs are that many otherorganisations are likely to take the same route. Like other outsourcing projects, the objectives of the Nortel deal were costefficiencies and freeing up HR to act strategically. This is fine in principle,but it is important to monitor whether any cracks appear in the outsourcingmovement’s façade in the months to come. Among employees in those companiesthat have grasped the nettle, there are already grumbles about how the new HRis too impersonal and remote. There is also a danger that line managers on thereceiving end of e-enabled HR and call centre helplines might feel too much ofthe grunge of traditional HR is being passed their way. In this issue of Personnel Today, Chris Matchan, HR director of the PentlandGroup, makes the point that outsourced HR may not be the solution whencompanies are going through mergers or acquisitions. As Matchen says, it is just at this time when people want to address theirconcerns to a human face rather than dial an 0800 number in a service centre. It is up to those who remain in core HR roles to use their new strategicremit to ensure that such quibbles remain teething problems of the outsourcingrevolution. If they do not, outsourcing will be simply buying cost savings atthe expense of good HR. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Boise State Wednesday

first_imgNovember 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Boise State Wednesday Tags: Boise State Basketball/BYU Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho-Following a dramatic 72-71 win at Houston last Friday, BYU men’s basketball (3-1) hits the road again Wednesday by visiting the Boise State Broncos (1-2) of the Mountain West Conference at ExtraMile Arena.BYU head coach Mark Pope (3-1, .750 at BYU) seeks his third straight win as the Cougars’ head coach following a 76-71 loss to San Diego State November 9 at the Marriott Center.The Cougars currently average 71.8 points per game, ranking them 204th nationally in scoring offense.Filling in for currently-suspended star forward Yoeli Childs, senior guard Jake Toolson (15.3 points, 4 rebounds per game) is the Cougars’ statistical leader.Junior guard Alex Barcello (13 points per game) leads BYU in both steals (8) and blocked shots (2).Senior guard TJ Haws (12.5 points per game) is currently the Cougars’ leader in assists (15).Defensively, the Cougars are tied for Northwestern for 157th nationally in scoring defense, giving up 67 points per game.After successive losses to nationally-ranked Oregon (75-106) and UC Irvine (60-69), the Broncos are seeking their first win against a fellow Division I opponent. Boise State’s only win came over NAIA school Life Pacific (126-49) November 5.In his 10th season at Boise State, head coach Leon Rice is currently 179-118 (.603).The Broncos average 87 points per game, tying them for 20th nationally with Utah State.Redshirt junior guard Derrick Alston Jr. is tied for 13th nationally with Dayton’s Obi Toppin in averaging 25 points per game. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest. Alston Jr.’s 2 blocks lead the Broncos in that category as well.Senior forward RJ Williams nets 16 points and 11 rebounds per game for Boise State with senior guard Justinian Jessup posting 13 points and 4.3 boards per contest.Senior guard Alex Hobbs nets 12 points and 4 rebounds per game while his 10 assists tie him for the team lead with redshirt freshman guard Max Rice.The Broncos are tied for 267th nationally in scoring defense (74.7 points per game) with Vanderbilt and Georgia.The Cougars lead the all-time series 9-4 and are 2-3 all-time at Boise in the series. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more