Question For Airline Employees

Tue May 09, 2000 2:00 am

Hi all,

I have a general question and hope someone can answer it. What exactly does human resources do at an airline? thanks.
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RE: Question For Airline Employees

Tue May 09, 2000 4:43 am

HR is a 90's term for Personnel Department. They look after employee records, and set general employment guidelines such as sick leave policy, payroll and benefits policies and the like. Many items at many companies end up in contracts depending on the status of the employee groups. Hope that helps.

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Tue May 09, 2000 12:45 pm

Just to add to Buff's post, the discipline involved in the HR department is referred to as Human Resource Management, or HRM (also sometimes referred to as Strategic Human Resource Management - or SHRM).

The progression from "Personnel Management" to "HRM" was more than just a 90's name change however.

The progression from PM to HRM is described as an evolutionary rather than revolutionary one. The main difference between the two are the former refers to a set of functions or activities, where the latter "assumes all personnel activities are integrated with each other, and strategically with the organisational objectives," (Nankervis et al, 1996).

A typical HR department within an airline would not only look after what are traditional PM functions (salaries, sick leave, etc..), but also be actively involved in the selection of the "human resource" itself, providing an effective induction and review program, training, employee welfare and career counceling (to name a few).

As you could imagine, selection and training within an airline is paramount to the success of that airline. This is due to both the background work required to maintain safety standards, and the amount of people you have with direct contact to the public.


P.S. Looking at a move to Airline Industrial Relations Legalman?
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Tue May 09, 2000 2:16 pm

>>>...but also be actively involved in the selection of the "human resource" itself, providing an effective induction and review program...

that means the HR guys are the ones that sit in on your interview and try to spot fake answers...

so smug they are...

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RE: ...

Fri May 12, 2000 3:33 am

HR is the leading edge of Aldus Huxley's "A Brave New World".
We will conform, we will be assimilated, we will lose all the attitudes that make us the independent minded mechanics that can resist managment suggestions to cut corners and violate regulations in the name of profit.
The "Behavioral Interview" is the center of this fascinating attempt at mind control and political correctness. If you are not interviewed by the person you are going to work for and they don't have the final say - run!

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