What is the purpose of your Human Resources department? The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). This is the largest Professional HR society in the United States, with a global presence. The stated purpose is:
SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces.
So why is SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor announcing to The Wall Street Journal that he gleefully outsourced an employee’s job to India because she dared to ask to work remotely?
The idea came to Johnny Taylor Jr. early last year, after one of his employees made a case that her technology position could be done anywhere. She wanted to leave Virginia, where she held a job at the Society for Human Resource Management, a professional association based in Alexandria. She asked to work remotely in North Carolina.
“Then a lightbulb went off,” said Mr. Taylor, the association’s chief executive.
Instead of having the employee work in another state, he outsourced her job to India, where his organization is saving around 40% in labor costs, he said.
While this is a predictable consequence of remote work, it’s shocking that the leader of a group dedicated to creating “better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together” would be proclaiming this from the rooftops.
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