Again Stephen Overell has exposed an organisational myth: that managers add value (Personnel Today, 18 January).
Management does add value, but it does not have to be the sole function of a cadre which only seeks to maintain its own interests at the expense of the organisations its members claim to serve.
In this context, it would be helpful if Personnel Today stopped profiling so-called senior HR managers and did more features about individuals working at the organisational coalface, setting an example of internal corporate social responsibility, rather than polishing their CVs ready for the next step on the management ladder.
Lecturer in HR
Aberdeen Business School
The editor replies: Are we profiling the right people? Let us know who you would like to see in Personnel Today.