A company cannot become most favorite employer if it doesn’t have a skilled Human Resource Department. There are many things to handle for an HR beyond Recruitment. Beyond just recruitment, HRs are also expected to focus on employees’ training, engagement and motivation, performance appraisal, communication, workplace safety and many more. But somehow, HRs are losing their presence and often left ignored in most of the organisation. Here is a list of most important responsibilities HRs are expected to handle and show their effectiveness.
1. Relationship with employees
“An effective HR is one who is open to hear the problems, quick in providing feedback and neutral during conflicts.“
This is the first and foremost activity required by HRs to make their presence felt in the organisation. Every employee must be comfortable in sharing their vows or concerns with their HR managers.
2. Managing Technical Skills
“HRs are expected to take the initiative and make employees adapt to the changes in technology; and help them to upgrade their skills across all levels.”
Almost all the organizations are using technology in some or the other business working. Though technology is not the main run, but change in technology is going to pose the challenge.
3. Developing Leadership
“HRs need to give emphasis on recognising employees with good record on performance, good knowledge on business and soft skills; and help them to grow as leaders in their respective fields.”
Although, on paper companies describe the leadership models applied in the organisation; but in reality they are not giving much importance in developing individual leaderships within business verticals or within projects as well.
4. Rewards and Benefits
“For a lower attrition rate, it is the responsibility of an HR to keep the employees motivated in the most deserving manner”
According to various studies, career advancement opportunities and rewards are the major factors in terms of attracting and retaining talents. Most of the organizations are either neglecting it totally or have failed to effectively reward & recognise the right talent.
5. Compliance with the Policies
“An important role of HRs is to keep a check whether employees are in compliance with the policies or if there is any conflict arising”
HRs are given the heavy duty of writing the policies for majority of business functionalities. These policies are supposed to be followed by every individual who is associated with the organisation across all levels.
6. Managing Change
“Change is inevitable. HRs need to quickly and effectively communicate it to the employees and make sure they are able to adapt to the changes in the organisation”
Business environment is volatile. Consumer expectations are changing day by day. Competition is becoming more challenging. And all this is leading to interventions in terms of turnaround, restructuring, downsizing etc. Effectiveness of these changes depends on how easily employees are able to adapt in a healthy manner.
In a few days, additional modules are going to be added in Applicant Tracking System. Adapting to the demands of our customers, this online recruitment management is expanding to become a complete enterprise management system - which includes employee management, leave management, appraisals, payroll and much more.