Fearing math just doesn’t add up (Editor’s Notes)

CFOs – the ‘numbers people’ – care about HR metrics. A lot
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/06/2012

Journalists, as a rule, hate math. Most of us entered the profession because we’re good with words, not numbers. Maybe that’s why I get along so well with HR professionals.

HR is all about people, after all, and the majority of the HR professionals I’ve talked arithmetic with have expressed a similar loathing of number crunching.

Despite my feelings about mathematics, I use a calculator every day. Just flip through the pages of this issue — you’ll be hard-pressed to find stories that don’t contain figures, percentages, ratios and more. My math teachers, amid comments of “I told you math affects everything,” would be proud.