Everyone has a role to play (Editor’s notes)

Too many employers take a pass on people with disability
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/06/2011

Almost one decade ago, I had an informal conversation with a senior HR professional who expressed contempt at performance management models that identified and eliminated the bottom 10 per cent of employees.

“Everyone has to work somewhere,” she said.

The remark caught me off guard — I was surprised an employer would take that stance, especially in the wake of stories we had done where employers had pared off low performers. We ran quotes from the likes of former GE CEO Jack Welch who said of the bottom 10 per cent: “We’ve got to get rid of them. We don’t want to see these people again.”