Hi to all
Why is the HR person in small firms treated like a puppet?
All the decisions are taken by the management and ultimately we have to handle the consequences. You can't even suggest ideas to them. And in return, they expect everything from our side.

From India, New Delhi
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Dinesh Divekar

Dear Sach,
You could have given little more details like your designation, type of business you are into, whether yours is Pvt or Public limited company etc.
You feel that you are puppet. Then let me tell your my dear friend that every single employee in most of the departments is puppet. You could be in HR and that is why you feel that you are a puppet. Nevertheless, why people become puppet?
Before commenting further you need to give background of your post. Why are you asking this question. Reply is possible when you give complete information.
Dinesh V Divekar

From India, Bangalore

I think we have similar discussion on a different thread as well, please check if it suits your needs and answers your query...

From India, Mumbai

Hello Sach 001,
In small organizations whatever the big boss is the law.
Almost all departments would suffer in the same way.
Such organizations seldom grow.
Very few sensible entrepreneurs try to run their organization professionally.
A growth is signified by professionals joining the organizations
and earning a reputation for the way it is run.

From India

Well, this is a common problem in many small organization but it also depend on the level of the employees. If you are fresher or less experienced working on the junior profiles then you have to follow the instructions however, if something really good Idea you want to share then you can tell to your reporting person.
From India, Lucknow

Dear all
Mr.Divekar\'s reply is apt. Pls give full details for discussion.
Further management is the final authority to take decisions, then reap the good or bad.
The staff has to give their views, appraise the situation and leave the rest to management to act upon.
Self pity shall make one more feeble ( feeling a puppet).

From India
Charudatta Pundlik

Dear Mr. Sach,
Mr V. Raghunathan has already mentioned that the Boss of the firm is the Law and all other employees are puppets. This is true to a great extent in the small or even medium sized company[I won\'t call Organization]in probably all the departments.
Any employee not adopting to this culture is either thrown out or compelled to leave the company.These types of companies do not grow. Hence if you are looking for a bright future find out if you have courage to speak to the BOSS on this issue.Can you convince the BOSS on this matter?
If you fail to do so,find out another organization that suits to your profile.
HR does not merely mean Recruitment/Office-Job Training/Salary/Leave/ PF etc.One of the most important job functions is to do SWOT analysis of every individual in the firm/ organization and train the people to achieve their objectives.
The BOSS must ensure enjoyment of job by every individual employee.
C S Pundlik,

From India, Pune

Hi every one, The first sentence in my posting should read as...... Whatever the boss says is the law. The inadvertent error is regretted. V.Raghunathan
From India

Organizations are drived by business need and ultimately profit.
This is business which gives us salary.
You should never feel like puppet because even your boss is puppet drived by business/profit need.
If you try to use some standard way of working every where in all the situation you will always feel your self uncomfortable and odd.
Please try to understand the business requirements and act accordingly.
You should not think you or your 'X' friend in 'Y' company is practicing something and you can also apply the same in your current organization.
Practices and habits should be changed as per business/organization requirement.

From India, Mumbai

I tend to agree with Mr. Divekar.
In any employment a person will be listened to by the management only if ..
He makes visible contribution.......
He has courage to frankly tell the boss what he feels .......
He makes himself indispensable by his work, knowledge, skills.......
He is always mentally willing to quit if he cannot wipe with the the need is the key issue.
All the above is not possible to most of us hence the working solution to this is........... to get the responsibility and authority clear, see if it is honoured, give feedback, and then if it does not suit your temperament decide to tolerate as long as you want or quit. But please keep in mind that the next organisation may not be very different.
Regards :: A.A.Pendharkar ::

From India, Mumbai

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