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Human resources in a war zone

  1. 1. When someone mentions human resources, often times an image of someone in a dull cubicle such as Toby from the office.. What many don’t know is human resources exist everywhere, even in the extreme conditions of a war-zone such as Iraq. On October 16th, soldiers from the aptly titled 387th Human Resources Co. (HR Co.) returned home. The 30 soldiers, which were deployed August 31st have been to Iraq a total of four times. The unit, which was first deployed in 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi freedom, helped manage Human Resources and postal services for Camp Liberty, just outside of Baghdad. Human Resources play a valuable role in maintaining a structure of employees whether it’s a small business, corporate office or even the military. While you might be shocked that a Human Resources department would be deployed in Iraq, it’s no different from a large company and can help maintain a strong “chain of command” in the operation of a military deployment. Military outfits need to work methodically and a Human Resources department can help accomplish this goal by interacting with troops and solving issues within a division. Human Resource departments help create structure and in a war zone or in a country with little stability in addition to their role of understanding people and helping them solve personal issues or acting as a mediator to solve conflicts. Via: http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx? list=194787&id=527856

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