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While talent is valued, the Human Resources function is depreciated. Doesn’t that say something?
At the same time that society defends the right of individuals to display valuable aspects of their work history, the Human Resources profession seems to earn insults.
Maybe we deserve it, when you see companies restricting their employee’s right to brag about their service at a major firm. The employment contract imposed by HR in the referenced court case (Robert Half International v. Ainsworth) failed to pass muster in California, of course, where they have some of the most worker-friendly laws anywhere.
An abusive practice by one is a black eye for all
As the article about the case on Forbes.com notes: