Good human resources practices, like the workplace itself, are always changing.
Human resources pros need to learn what they can do better to improve employees, the company and themselves.
there is no doubt the rise in technological advances and increased access has provided more opportunity for interaction than ever before.
That is why the time is now for human resource personnel to start making themselves a more valuable part of the organization.
They should do it not simply for their benefit, but for the company as well.
Granted, this move will take more than a little bit of subtlety and finesse.
Building a top recruiting brand is one thing, but if your company ignores qualified job candidates for long enough, the word will get out. Few people will be left who want to work for you.
Yes, you might be setting a good (and smart) example when recruiting, hiring and promoting women and other protected groups. On the other hand, if you refuse to pay women the same rates as other workers doing the same job, you’re will be sure to run into problems.
It’s a little like karma; after a while, human resources weaknesses will catch up to you.
An infographic put out by TribeHR highlights a few of the major things to do (and to avoid) in HR management. it is filled with interesting statistics, such as:
- Only 6 percent of recruiters rate themselves as “excellent” in analytics.
- Sixty percent think they are ineffective or behind the curve when analyzing the employment “landscape.”
- Fifty-six percent of HR professionals think that annual reviews are accurate measures of an employee performance.
These numbers demonstrate a (nearly) willful ignorance of the realities in today’s human resources management.
The primary goal of human resources managers is to strengthen the relationship between employers and employees.
To support this goal, there is a variety of functions that HR must show proficiency, both within the human resources department and throughout the organization.
Human resource departments have a great degree of latitude, especially in smaller businesses. However, they can always do more to recognize, for example, contributions of women (and other protected groups) within the organization.
What’s more is that HR needs to devote more time for interaction with individual employees. This face-to-face experience provides the consistent feedback necessary for good morale and development.
These are only some of the key elements of an effective human resources leader. They must perform a number of functions to accomplish this goal.
More of the “The Do’s and Don’ts of HR Management” infographic after the jump… Continue reading “HR Karma: The Do’s (and Don’ts) of Human Resources”