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HR POLICIES: HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOUR COMPANY IS GOING TO CRASH

When a company become dominant in a market, their real threats often are not competitors but mistakes they make. The better matched your people are to their jobs, the less of those there are. The financial industry didn't slide because the housing market collapsed; the housing market collapsed because someone put idiots into senior executive jobs. The blockbuster expose asserted that Microsoft had lost its creative mojo -- which it had failed to launch significant new products for almost a decade during which it has been repeatedly beaten in the market by its competitors. Many of the problems Microsoft has faced this decade go back to bad hiring and internal job placement decisions it made last decade.  It noted pointedly that every single former Microsoft employee interviewed for an article had blamed the company's problems on a Human Resources management practice known.
The problems come when a company's HR message is out of tune with reality; Employees qu…