There are big culture problems and several sexual harassment complaints at my company but they refuse to hire hr. From many of the posts on here it seems like no one trusts hr but this seems like case where the presence of hr would be a good thing. Am I wrong to think the reluctance to hire hr is concerning?
Your company’s refusal to hire HR is a cultural issue and definitely a poor leadership. First, as the company continues to grow, the company needs other professionals to help running day-to-day operation. Your boss can’t manage everything and if he/she does, gtfo this company as quickly as you can. If leadership refuses to address sexual harassment. Gtfo asap! Sexual harassment should be taken very seriously. The way to deal with complaints should be : manager, hr, executives, whistle blowing. If your manager is not trustworthy, go to HR. If HR and executives are indifferent and even threatening you, go public. If I ever run a company, I will have my email available to my employees to report shit to me if they don’t feel safe. I would even welcome them file police report.
Executives should always emphasize values and actually mean to execute values. If HR can’t do shit, either the HR leadership sucks ass, or the company as a whole sucks ass. Actually, the executives are a bunch of losers, because they refuse to give HR the proper trust and importance in the company.