You should first talk to your HR Head and understand the reason for their ignorance. You can talk to other friendly colleagues there who know the history of the company and other members of the HR department. Once you have the complete background of the situation, you will be able to understand the reason for their ignorance. You can then deal with it tactfully. It is not a better idea to displease your immediate bosses in the initial months. Try to sort out the matter with discussion.
From India, Ahmedabad
Dinesh DivekarDear member,
Your designation is Plant HR Executive. Do you have dual reporting to Plant Head also? To what extend that person will be able to help you with your HR initiatives? If he is supportive, then you may shoot from his shoulders to bring a positive change. Do anything, but let the orders be issued from the Plant Head under his signature. Should your HR Head take objection, you may tell him to deal with the Plant Head.
Of course, this is a little risky approach, nevertheless, Plant Head always calls the shots, and he is expected to have a whip hand over Head HR. Nevertheless, tread cautiously.
From India, Bangalore
Nagarkar Vinayak LDear Colleague,
In the absence of any knowledge about business of your company, your role responsibilities, number of workers, supervisors and managers at the plant , it is not possible to offer worthwhile suggestions.
For your frustration , which is understandable, just as your HR boss is responsible so also you too equally are. Neither you nor your boss appears to be clear about your role and what is expected of you.
You need to meet your boss and have candid discussion on this. You also discuss what are the important areas of work you have identified where you can make distinct contribution.
Eyeball to eyeball, frank talk between two of you may pave way to resolve this conflicting situation.
HR and Employee Relations Consultant
From India, Mumbai