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Does Your HR Department Have Too Much Influence? Here's How to Tell, and How to Fix It.

This case study will teach you what to look for and how to ensure your business is being steered by the collective management team, not the HR department acting in isolation.

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By George Deeb • Jan 4, 2023

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We love our human resources departments. They do a lot of good inside a business. They recruit, train and onboard employees. They set up benefit plans. They create a strong company culture. But I've worked with a lot of human resources managers who have crossed the line from supporting the business to dictating the direction of the business.

As the CEO, you need to ensure you know when it's happening and do your best to keep your business running the way you want it to.

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