Re: out of curiosity
"It's amazing how rarely HR are affected by redundancies"
One place I worked at was "downsizing" which meant they had to hire extra HR staff to cope with the workload. Strangely, they weren't hired on fixed length or temp contracts and the HR dept. never did downsize after the hatchet jobs were finished. The only department in the entire company to grow year on year despite the other cutbacks. I wonder why the bean counters never seem to see HR as a cost centre ripe for cuts?