Human Resources Explained
The HR department serves as a link between an organisation’s management and its employees, helping to plan, coordinate, and implement the administrative and strategic functions of an organisation.
This includes overseeing talent management and recruitment, organisational development and design, and employee engagement and wellness (to name just a few).
HR professionals also focus on utilising modern business solutions, such as people and data analytics, to help manage employee needs and expectations and ensure that the organisation is running successfully.
How does HR impact the organisation?
The HR function plays an integral part in the business. Through the use of strategic planning with senior executives, HR is able to identify current and future business needs and pinpoint solutions, aligning each department along the way.
Without HR and an effective HR strategy, every level of the company would be impacted. Organisations and their employees could, for example, experience inadequate workplace training, increased levels of employee conflict, and a severe lack of recognition - all of which would, in turn, detrimentally affect employee morale, retention, and the bottom line.
This would result in the loss of top talent and significant profit to the competition - both of which are outcomes organisations aim to avoid.