MD had very low engagement survey results for the second time. So HR is now talking to team to get feedback. Is HR to be trusted or is this a way to weed out the dissidents?
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First, I am not in HR nor in management. There are organizations that take the surveys seriously and use them to make improvements. I have seen it, and am seeing it now. Unfortunately, not all organizations function this way.
This is a cynical and misleading post with a number of inaccuracies. There is an entire section of the org devoted to analyzing engagement results. I can’t speak for all but many MD’s do care deeply. I have been in meetings where the results were discussed in detail by multiple levels of leadership in my org from my immediate manager upward. There is also a question about whether action was taken based on the engagement survey results. If nothing was done, then please put in a low rating on that question. Leaders are looking at it seriously especially at low scores.
HR does nothing to any managing director, ever. Let that sink in.
Never trust Schwab HR. Engagement surveys exist to reduce company liability in the event of a lawsuit and clearly not to address problems involving the good old boys. Otherwise Basharr and others wouldn’t be around anymore. BA has had several HR complains filed and mediocre engagement scores for years and is still around.
I’ll never forget one year where we spent close to two months with team meetings where my manager tried to coach us through the correct answer to the questions
Engagement surveys are routine to fulfil an HR duty, but they truly are on the side of the company and not yours. In all my years of working, I've never seen HR help an employee "correct" or sue the company for bad behavior. If you call their hotline to file "anonymous" complaint, you are doomed.
HR absolutely cannot be trusted. At best they're incompetent oafs. That's at BEST.
They are 100% not on your side or there to help you in any way. There might be some individuals who join the org with that intent, but it becomes very clear, very quickly, that the organization exists for the sole purpose of protecting Schwab and its half-assery.
You have been warned.
@4ncm+1ivynt1b that couldn't be any more untrue. We got to witness HR making themselves scarce during multiple personnel issues. It's more than a little surprising that you haven't been sued yet, but it's probably coming.
HR here. We are just looking for feedback so that we may help improve the conditions for the employees. That is our only function and mission. We here to serve the employees. Our motto, our mantra, our DNA if you will, is through the employee eyes.
My guess is that this is Hu--y. Didn’t he get fired from his old job for inappropriate behavior??
I agree. The first time you open your mouth to provide feedback you will be forever labeled. Simply not worth it. It’s a good ol boys club and you are not in it.
Classic. Happens every year. Anonymous survey performed. Low scores received. Then they do everything they can to find out why. The only reason I provided honest feedback was due to anonymity. There is no way I'm now publicly providing feedback.
Can you be more specific on which schwidiot MD got a low score? It’s hard to pinpoint given the large class of mediocre MDs.
Schwab HR isn’t there for the people. It’s there to protect the company. They will ask for feedback, but nothing will change. Seen it many times. And I’m a few instances it out a target on peoples back.
What score is considered very low?
As long as the survey comes without saying do not share this with other as the link is specifically for you or asks to enter some code (which basically is !anonymous) we can trust I guess.