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HR Management in Organisations

Article Date | 14 February, 2022
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By Ben Bander Abudawood, Lecturer in Business, LSST Elephant and Castle

   

To succeed, companies need to hire talented employees with various skills to improve and grow their business or organisation. However, choosing talented individuals to be employed is not just about hiring the first person who comes in for an interview. Rather it is about following specific steps to ensure that they are deemed perfect for the role.

The team that helps a business make all of this process smooth and easy is the Human Resource team. Within that team, they will have a different staff of various responsibilities to fasten the hiring process. The HR team will also come up with their standard operating procedures (SOPs), or regulations to make sure that they are in line with other institutions. This is where Human Resource Management comes into the picture.

Human Resource Management is a huge factor that contributes to any organisation’s success and it is the effective management of employees in any organisation. Great human resource management also gives the organisation a better advantage against its competitors which is why it must be adopted by businesses for better employee engagement.

There are several reasons why adopting good human resource management in your business, will greatly improve employee satisfaction and positively impact the whole organisation. In this article, we will list some of these reasons as to why HRM (Human Resource Management) is important.

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    ● Employee Satisfaction

There are HR specialists that come up with activities that will strengthen the employer and employee relationship and, in turn, this will also help the business to achieve their goals while improving employee satisfaction. A good example of these would be handing out employee surveys to understand what is working well and what needs to be improved within the organisation.

● Training & Development

Education is very important and this should not only stop once we graduate. It is the responsibility of HR trainers to ensure that employees are given the option and opportunity to attend training that will improve the current skills they have – or gain additional ones. When employees are offered training, it also fosters growth within the company and results in better employee retention and results.

● Benefits for Employees

The HR benefits specialists will help the organisation come up with great benefit packages for employees and also help the company reduce the costs of hiring new employees and turnover. The specialists are knowledgeable about which benefits and can negotiate with employees ensuring that the costs are still within the organisation’s budget and help in retaining employees.

● Company Culture

The HR team helps with monitoring the culture within the organisation and ensuring that they are aligned with the company’s vision and mission. They also help remind the employees about this by putting up posters or having activities that foster this culture within the organisation.

● Hiring & Onboarding New Employees

Specialists in the HR team will also work with the hiring managers to ensure that effective hiring decisions are made and offer guidance to them on the proper HR hiring guidelines. They also help the hiring managers hire suitable candidates who are perfect for the role. They will also manage the recruitment process from the beginning until the candidate is hired.

● Retaining Compliances

Another important factor of having good HR management is that they make sure that the organisation is observing the country’s employment laws and that no law is being broken. It is their role to ensure that the company is up to date and all employees have completed all the necessary paperwork to work in the company and that they are abiding by the state laws.

● Safety & Risk Management

It is an obligation of all employers that they provide a safe working environment for their employees. Risk & Safety Management HR specialists are hired to ensure that the workplace is up to the standards with the state regulations on workplace safety. They have to regularly conduct training to the employees to bring awareness about safety in the workplace. They have to come up with programs to prevent any risks of accidents or injuries and ensure that they have an accurate log of any mishaps.

These are some important benefits that good HR management can do for your organisation. They help to close the gap between the employees’ satisfaction and the organisations’ strategic goals. It is the responsibility of HR that proper communication is attained between these two stakeholders.

The research conducted by CultureIQ where 73% of the organisations interviewed state that if employees are working in a company with healthy company culture, their organisation is given a better edge from other firms and are more likely to be chosen by new talents to apply to. It is the role of HR to ensure that the company culture is promoted for all employees.

A lot of working professionals believe that organisations should engage and put importance on hiring HR specialists for their business. The workforce is entering a new generation of talents who put more importance and are likely to apply for employers that provide a lot of value to their work and to the employees. Experienced HR specialists can help you achieve that and even hire suitable and talented candidates for your organisation.

When employees are given a safe workplace, suitable benefits, training, and great company culture, they are more likely to stay in the organisation because their personal and professional goals are being met, and can focus on their work and hit the organisations’ strategic objectives. The employees’ skills are optimised while at the same time achieving the goals and maximising the productivity of the business.

The role of HR has vastly changed over the years and they are not just hiring new employees, developing talents, and associating the employees with the company. Nowadays, their role has expanded to other functions such as doing a market survey, safety in the workplace, promoting the company culture, and ensuring the employees’ satisfaction.

Human Resource Management will always be a good system for all organisations to adapt to ensure their employees’ satisfaction is guaranteed while also carrying out the goals of the business.

Abudawood, B. (2022). HR Management in Organisations. Available at: https://www.lsst.ac/blogs/. [Accessed 14 February 2022]

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