Why should you care about Amazon’s new HR and employment practices?
The company announced that it has hired an HR professional to work with its human resources team to create a new human resources division, which it said will “help support our growing HR program.”
Amazon said it will “work with our HR team to identify ways we can improve the way we do business, and to ensure our HR professionals are focused on their roles and responsibilities,” and added that the new team will “bring new leadership and expertise to our HR department and work with our staff and the broader Amazon team to implement those changes.”
In addition, Amazon said that it will establish a new HR consultant group that will work with employees, recruit and hire talent, and “build and support the skills of our HR professional staff in a way that supports the organization’s mission, culture, and values.”
Amazon will also “evaluate our HR workforce and identify ways to strengthen our HR capabilities.”
Amazon’s HR department will have the authority to “investigate and resolve any concerns regarding HR practices that the HR professional deems to be inappropriate,” the company said.
Amazon said the HR department is “an independent group that has the authority and responsibility to investigate and resolve complaints of HR issues that it believes may be impacting Amazon’s performance and success.”
“We have a strong commitment to ethical and responsible work practices, and will continue to take these measures to improve our HR practices, to protect our employees and the company,” Amazon said.
“Amazon will continue our commitment to creating an environment that encourages innovation and creativity, and fosters the development of new and better ways to do business.”
Amazon also said that employees will have access to a “digital dashboard” that provides detailed data about their personal information and is “designed to help our HR personnel better manage personal information, including email, phone, and other contact information.”
Amazon did not provide further details on the hiring of the new employee, but said that the person will be responsible for “organizational and human resources issues, as well as recruiting, training, retention, and retention related HR personnel, including our employees, and conducting HR training.”
Amazon did not say when or where the new hires will begin their duties, but the company has been busy hiring for the new human resource department.
The company also said in a blog post on Monday that the hiring will begin “in early 2019,” which is when Amazon will be expected to officially launch the new department.
Amazon also said the new hiring will help Amazon “help grow and grow our talent, with new positions coming online and additional employees joining us as we make the most of this important time in Amazon’s history.”
Amazon added that “all of the HR professionals who have already been hired are highly qualified individuals with the right experience and skills for the position, and we look forward to welcoming them as we begin hiring them in the coming months.”
Amazon announced the hiring on Monday, after a few days of public remarks about the hiring, including a speech at a conference in Seattle.
The announcement came just two weeks after Amazon announced that its new chief financial officer, Chris Dixon, was taking over the reins of the company.
In his speech at the conference, Dixon said that Amazon has created “a culture of openness, trust, and accountability” in the HR and recruitment department, and added: “We’re doing it with the best of intentions and we’re doing the right things with the resources we have.”
The company said that its human resource team will provide “leadership and leadership experience” and that its “chief human resources officer” will “lead our human resources and recruiting efforts.”
The company said it has “long-standing and highly successful relationships with the top organizations in the world” and added it is “working closely with a number of organizations across the country to support them as they transition to an entirely new role for us.”
Amazon said that all of its employees will receive training on the new role.
It also said it is hiring a “chief compliance officer,” and will have “a compliance and internal accountability officer” who will “focus on providing transparency to our employees on compliance matters.”
Amazon has also hired “a new senior director of HR and a senior director for external relations,” which it described as a “team of top leaders to work directly with our human resource teams to support our HR program.
These roles will work to identify and support initiatives and initiatives to improve compliance.”
Amazon previously announced that Amazon will hire more than 500 people in the next two years to help it grow its human-resources department.