Why don’t people ‘get’ human resources? (Guest Commentary)

Bone-headed comments on online forums show ignorance of general public
By Brian Kreissl
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/20/2015

Awhile back, I wrote a blog post that talked about some of the misconceptions CEOs and business leaders in other functions have about HR. While there is definitely quite a bit of ignorance within the business community with respect to what HR actually does, I find the general public has even less of an understanding of what HR is all about. 

Lately, I’ve come across some really bone-headed comments on online forums relating to human resources — particularly from jobseekers who just don’t understand the nature and purpose of the HR function.