I'd appreciate any insight the comunity may have on a problem I'm having with the head of our HR department.
I have run afoul of HR a couple of times over the last year for not Cc them when attempting projects. The first was when I tried to set up a management development discussion group amongst two other middle managers and was told this was HR's territory (they have run 2 management development sessions for our staff in six years). The second was when trying to set up a staff satisfaction survery for staff in my region - (HR doesn't believe in these surveys - the main reason given is that they may have to tell people they can't have everything they ask for in the survey).
Finally, I am supposed to head up local university recruitment rather than our recruiter who is another part of the country. I informed the recruiter than I had a session upcoming and was using the company recruiting materials but I didn't inform the head of HR that I was donig this session.
She has since complained to the rest of the executive team about my actions and I recieved an email from our company president that the recruiter should have been involved in delivering the recruitment session as per the head of HR.
I have previously appologized for my lack of including HR on anything that might be people related, but in this case I thought I was given authority to carry out the recruitment session. I'm not interested in appologizing again for carrying out the task I had been assigned by HR.
Thanks for your thoughts.