200 'mostly in' HR?
They must have thousands, high thousands of employees for that number of HR. As the products *were* designed by an outside agency and manufactured in China, what did they all *do*?
Apple is planning to axe around 200 people from its new acquisition Beats Electronics, according to reports. Both Bloomberg and 9to5 Mac had folks whispering in their ears that the fruity firm would be making the job cuts now that its $3bn slurp of the headphones and music streaming biz was well underway. The deal was …
I don't know if we are reading the same article but the version I read said the employees would be ditched from:
"HR, finance and other areas where there’s overlap between the two firms."
So it's not 200 'mostly in' HR, it's 200 redundant employees covering all sides of the business, sides that Apple already has covered by its existing workforce.
IP, employees are a liability"...Unless the employees are the IP.
You have but one soul. If you can sell it, then it ain't so unique. Or you don't understand what a soul is, if indeed there is such a thing. For the purpose of this exercise let's dispense with the word soul and instead use the word integrity.
Dr Dre would sell is ass if the price was right.
In a company of about 600 people we have no HR department, and not even a single HR person.
Payroll is managed by finance. Hiring is managed by the department that actually needs the staff. Grievances are dealt with by managers/directors. Anyone is free to go and see the CEO about anything if they want to.
Every now and then at a company-wide meeting a newish employee will ask if we can have an HR department. The response from the top is always the same: "If we could come up with a reason why we'd be better off with an HR department, we'd have one."
End result is I work for a company where everyone is happy!
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