With a position so expansive and all encompassing, it’s nearly impossible to identify the most important aspects of a human resource professional’s career. Human resource professionals are tasked with a multitude of responsibilities including maximizing employee performance and the management of people, policies, and systems within an organization. HR managers become specialists in everything from recruiting and hiring to safety to salary.
With a position spanning so many diverse areas, the everyday triumphs and successes of human resource managers and HR professionals can be easily overlooked by upper management. A well functioning human resource department is often the very backbone and structure of an organization, and its efforts are invaluable. That being said, it is the responsibility of the HR manager to communicate progress and contributions to the organization.
Here are a few simple proactive tip to make sure your CEO understands the value that you and the human resources team bring to the organization:
Find The Right Talent
Overseeing the hiring process is a critical aspect of the HR professional’s responsibilities. Bringing the right qualified talent to an organization that will also fit company culture is not an easy task. Be sure you locate the right recruiters and headhunters for your search. Online tools like Recruiters LineUp can help you identify the right recruiters based on factors like location, industry, and niche. Best of all, it’s free. By pairing with the right recruiter or headhunter, you will not only cut cost and time but also be sure your talent search is given the appropriate time, care and attention needed in order to identify the best talent for the position and the company’s specifications.
Do you see an opportunity where a new policy could make a big difference to company culture and morale? Or perhaps you have a creative solution to a problem that’s been nagging management? Think beyond the traditional borders of your positions. Offer creative and thoughtful solutions, instead of being asked to provide them. If you see an opportunity for improvement, be proactive and offer your professional opinion. In an ever increasingly technological and global workplace, new creative solutions to problems are encouraged.
It's important management will know you and your team’s responsibilities and accomplishments. Outline the HR team’s tasks and goals each quarter and be communicative about progress, problems, and victories. The human resources team’s impact and influence should be felt and respected.
The human resources team is a vital aspect of any organization. The HR team manages an abundance of important tasks- like hiring and recruiting new talent to manage salary and compensation. For the security and advancement of a human resource professional’s career, it’s important to be creative, proactive and communicative about you and your team’s responsibilities and victories so that your CEO and upper management can truly understand the value HR brings to the organization.