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Importance of HR in Today’s Growing Organization

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With the growing corporate world, there has been a rise in employees in an organization. Managing the ever-increasing workforce can be an uphill battle alone for organizations. For better business success and enhanced workforce management, the HR(Human Resources) department plays a vital role.

And with the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a sudden shift in the overall functioning of Human Resources. Iqbal Ahmad, founder & CEO of Britannia School of Leadership and Management, has highlighted the changes.

Covid-19 has expanded the scope of HR as managing, training and developing a remote team is relatively more difficult. Consequently, HR has moved away from its traditional tactical role to a more strategic one, where growth, success and failure of an organization relies heavily on its effectiveness.

What is HR exactly?

HR or Human Resources can be considered as the heart of an organization. All the primary employee-centric needs are taken care of by HRs. They make sure that the workflow stays smooth and everyone stays updated with the organization's policies and requirements.

In recent times, HR has gone from its traditional 'fire and hire' work to focus more on employee engagement, management, and all the different aspects of an organization.

They have evolved according to the changes that have revolved around them. Not every company understands the value of HR in their system. They undermine their work and focus less on their development.

However, to clear doubts on that, I will be discussing how essential HRs are for an organization in the long run.

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8 Ways HR Professionals Prove that they are Important

1. Recruiting and Onboarding

The first and foremost thing that we can think of is how HR helps organizations conduct interviews without any hassle. From finding and connecting with candidates to further holding the interview process needs patience and understanding. HR professionals do it quite efficiently and effectively. And the crucial part is to select the right candidate, which can benefit the organization.

Furthermore, after the selection process is done, onboarding becomes a vital step. A smoother onboarding process will lead to new employees understanding their goals and objectives.

A positive onboarding will impact a recruit regarding their productivity and how well they can adapt. With a good HR team recruiting and onboarding become more straightforward and less complicated.

2. Management

Managing a workforce is not the easiest of jobs, and it becomes quite a massive task in the long run. In such cases, HR plays a vital role by dealing with all the employees within the organization.

The HRs and the HR department look after the organization's finances, the legal and regulatory compliance, all the necessary data of the employees are stored with the help of HR tools, and many more. They keep in mind that there is no discrepancy anywhere, and the systems remain transparent to everyone. This is done so that everyone can approach the HRs with their queries and get the desired solution in time.

3. Training and Development

We are always on the lookout for growth opportunities, which is only possible with the proper training. That is what your employees want from the organization, opportunities to grow and develop themselves.

This is where HR comes in and helps other departments in organizing different developmental programs. HRs collaborate with other departments and try to achieve the necessary training sessions based according to their needs. Thus, helping everyone to enhance their skillset and get better results.

4. Keeping check of Employees satisfaction

Your engagement efforts are likely to go in vain if your employees are not satisfied. There might be many factors that hamper the satisfaction levels. And it all comes down to the HR department to get to the root of it so that necessary countermeasures can be taken.

Once they find why employees are not satisfied with their work, the HRs can take it up to the higher authorities and table all the necessary solutions. After that, the HR department can work on it and help the employees to elevate their satisfaction levels and help the organization retain them for a more extended period.

5. Conflict Resolution

Maintaining a conflict-free culture is almost next to impossible. There will always be instances where a conflict arises. And the best way an organization can tackle conflicts is by resolving them. That is why it is always helpful to approach HR professionals with their problems with a coworker.

HR professionals are trained to handle situations when there are conflicts. They talk it out with the employees so that a peaceful resolution is met between both parties. This ensures that there is a lesser dispute between employees, which positively impacts the organization's overall workflow.

6. Helping with the basic needs

Work environments need to be healthy and employee-friendly. It should be a place where employees feel like coming back and not drag themselves every day of the week. All the basic needs and tools should be present in the workplace to enhance employee performance.

And HR professionals make sure that all the requirements are set in place so that employees don't feel like they are missing out on something. Ensuring a high level of morale among employees.

7. Smoother Communication

Communication is vital not only for our daily interactions but also for a smoother workflow within the organization. And an organization that communicates well works together and collaborates well. This shows their unity.

To ensure that these practices are going well without any hiccups, HR professionals keep track of it.

They make sure that a constant communication channel is present. If there is any discrepancy in any channel, they respond to fix it and help the workforce connect well.

8. Employee Benefits

Providing employees with regular benefits is quite crucial in their retention. And HR professionals make sure that employees meet with their share of the benefits they are entitled to.

The HR department keeps track of all the employee benefits provided. They also develop new strategies to keep the expenditure to a minimum. And more unique benefits so that employee satisfaction is high.

Summing it Up

Being an HR professional is not an easy job. It requires firm commitment and dedication to excel. Organizations have started to understand how crucial HRs are in the industry and how they make everyone's life easy.

The role of HR not only helps an organization in elevating the presence in the market, but also improves the bottom line of the organization in a positive way.

Mrinmoy Rabha is a content writer and digital marketer at Vantage Circle. He is an avid follower of football and passionate about singing. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com

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