GM planning to recruit an auto-industry outsider to oversee human resources

Article by Christian A., on May 28, 2011

In the next days or weeks, General Motors Co. will be announcing the name of the outsider that it has chosen to oversee human resources, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Filling up this post faced delays due to the executive pay limits imposed by the government. Last January, GM appointed Mary Barra, GM's former human resources chief, to be the head of global product development.

She was tasked to oversee product development and human resources until GM hires a new HR chief.

Since July 2009, Barra had led GM’s human resources. GM's recruiting efforts were delayed due to the conditions on pay limits that the U.S. Treasury imposed as part of the $50 billion government bailout.

The journal said that the lower salary had led to the withdrawal of at least one candidate for the HR post. Throughout the world, GM has 205,000 employees. GM’s HR chief oversees benefits as well as plays a vital role in recruiting top executives.

For instance, Barra played an instrumental role in acquiring the services of marketing chief Joel Ewanick, who had been working for Nissan Motor Co.

This year, the U.S. Treasury allowed nine executives (from only seven previously) to go above the $500,000 pay cap; however, it still didn’t approve the flexibility that GM sought. GM has yet to comment on this report.

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