A Human Resources (HR) function plays a vital role in an organisation's performance and success as well as people’s careers and development. The Human Resources (HR) function ensures the right people are in the right jobs; attracting these people is just the beginning.
Human Resources professionals encourage employees to stay within a business, perform to the best of their abilities, support them with the skills, training and development needed to build long-term careers and empower them to work together and drive an organisation's success. Furthermore, Human Resources professionals ensure employees' rights are protected, ensuring they are fairly rewarded and treated correctly during their employment. More specifically, we have included what we believe to be the main benefits of having an efficient and successful Human Resources function.
- Recruitment and Training
Bringing the right people into the business with the required skill set to ensure success. It is a difficult role without a planned method and strategy. Timing is essential. This is where recruitment and training comes in. If the right candidate is hired, training is followed, and this is usually fairly straightforward if the right person is found for the role.
- Performance Management Strategy
Human Resources (HR) departments are responsible for measuring work efficiency and designing a performance management and/or employee engagement strategy accordingly. An HR department will help employees improve skills and encourage effective working.
- Building Relationships
It has been proven that the happier the employee, the better and more productive the workspace. It is an Human Resources (HR) department's job to ensure a nurturing and supportive working environment. Workplace relationships, their integrity and the values of an organisation are essential.
There can be many occasions where there is a disagreement between employee and employer, and it is down to the Human Resources (HR) department to manage these in an effective, supportive manner ensuring fairness for both parties. They will take timely action to ensure it doesn’t escalate and have negative effects on a business.
- Employee Retention
It is obvious that high employee turnover can badly affect the overall efficiency and culture/environment of an organisation. Employees are an organisation's biggest asset, and hiring can be a long and expensive process. It is a Human Resources professional's role to improve and maintain good employee retention. This is usually a result of the points mentioned previously, but regular feedback from employees is also an effective way to improve and make changes.
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