Why HR department should have people with engineering background?

He makes a good point. I suspect it’s more an issue of conformism in hiring rather than engineering skills

Enterprise Strategist

This question has perplexed me for a while. There is no answer to this question except ‘this is how it has been all these years’. And that’s the most dangerous statement. In this post, I will discuss why HR Department should consist of people with engineering background in software product companies. Most of the analysis below consists of my discussions with my friends working in Top 10 software product companies. If you disagree or have an opinion, please feel free to post in the comments section. I know, this will piss off lot of HR folks with non-engineering background but there is logic to it.

Human Resources department is one of the most important department in any company. In a typical software product company HR department is responsible for activities such as (1) Employee Performance Management (2) Salary structures (3) Employee Morale (4) Defining Culture and Policies (5) Addressing Employee…

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