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"HP and treatment of employees & its affect on mental well being"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible working hours & location (although employee must contribute to home phone & internet costs, and employer gains significant real estate savings by reducing desk spaces in office)

Cons

The prevalence of mental health issues (primarily work stress related depression & burnout ) is significant within HP Belgium, with approx 10% of the workforce either actively on medication or on sick leave as a result of the HR processes and individual management of employees.

HR has various programs(outsourced) in place, which all have very limited standardised one size fits all remit(ensures low cost), however these do not in any way work to support individuals through their mental and/ or physical recovery, rather actively encouraging the employees to resign so that the individuals made seriously ill by the corporation's mis-management costs HP nothing, vs finding win-win approach which would help this large portion of the workforce capable either of taking another position within HP, or leaving to another company, and avoid any future issues in which these individuals could be forced out of the Belgian workforce long term due to these same issues.

The primary focus of HP is to bring in new hires, which are lower cost, and encourage people to resign, which ensures workforce management costs are minimised and union/ syndicate action is minimised.

Advice to Management

Look at serious cases of mental illness within HP as a indicator of management's ability to engage, motivate & manage a team, and enable HR & managers to manage each individual serious case. HR should be related to managing personnel within a company to motivate & provide business continuity.
Mental illness is becoming one of modern worlds number one killers this decade, and corporate companies such as HP need to step up to their local, social & ethical responsibilties (rather than just talking about it)

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

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    "Bad management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Remote Work
    Flexible Wokr hours

    Cons

    No Career growth
    No vertical Communication
    No respect for seniority
    No recognition for performers
    Lethargic management
    poor promotons
    non Committal management

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of performers if not all the employees


  2. "Muddling through, as management sorts out what it wants us to become"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    stable overall
    lots of opportunities for improvement
    Meg may have a shot at getting it right

    Cons

    much more political than necessary
    mess post-Hurt

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind and execute once you do. Too many headfakes, not enough forward progress to date.


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