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Why does IT need HR?

Apparently the list of things HR deals with is sizeable:

  1. Payroll
  2. Insurances
  3. Absences
  4. Holidays
  5. Pensions
  6. Tax-things
  7. Reporting to authorities
  8. Occupational safety
  9. Work time management
  10. Contracts
  11. NDA’s
  12. Non-compliants
  13. Works councils
  14. Union collective agreements
  15. Benefits (non-monetary „salary”)
  16. Total compensation
  17. Bonuses
  18. Travel policies & reimbursments
  19. Merit money
  20. Travel partnerships
  21. Keys and id cards
  22. Soul doctoring
  23. Recruitment
  24. Hiring
  25. Policies, processes, practicies
  26. Mandatory trainings
  27. Development of managers
  28. Induction
  29. Employee branding
  30. Events coordination
  31. Employee/union negociation
  32. Learning & development
  33. Training
  34. Employee performance
  35. Employee development
  36. Feedback
  37. Merges & acquisitions
  38. Due dilligence
  39. Gender equality
  40. Social media (for employee branding)
  41. Well-being
  42. Expert/distant workers
  43. International project policies
  44. Help with organizational changes
  45. Employment planning & budgeting
  46. Tracking headcounts and FTEs
  47. Senior management contracts
  48. Leadership support
  49. Culture
  50. Talent
  51. HR IT systems
  52. Metrics, analytics & evidence-based decision making
  53. Employee surveys
  54. Tracking employee contact information
  55. Org charts

 

Could software developers, scrum masters, product owners, managers or CEOs do all of that? Maybe they could…

 

But why would you make them?