I know you work in HR but what do you ACTUALLY do?
I don’t know a single HR person who hasn’t been asked this question at least once.
More than just policies and hiring & firing, HR is an integral component of any business looking to succeed. Human Resources is the function in an organisation that manages all employees and ensures maximum engagement & productivity, as well as making sure the company is protected from any issues that may arise from the workforce.
So what is it I can do for you?
A lot of businesses have been sold this idea that an outsourced HR function is a booklet of extremely (boring) generic policies, a template of an employment contract, a lock in contract and monthly fee’s whether you use the service or not.
Heck no! And I can’t stress this enough HECK NO!
Quality HR is a function that will add value to your business, policies are there to support the operations, but the role of HR in a business is a strategic one.
While a lot of senior managers view HR’s role as being there solely for the company, a good HR person will balance whats best for employees against a managers expectations. HR’s main objective is to minimise risk against an organisation, so understanding how managements expectations will impact the workforce, both in a positive and negative way, and being able to communicate that in a respectful and persuasive manner, is the role of HR. Theres no point in acquiescing to every request from management if it’s likely to bring the organisation before Fair Work and / or totally destroy the reputation of the organisation within the community and as a good employer.
Managing risk isn’t just about keeping Fair Work from your door, it’s managing the risk of not having the right people in the right place at the right time, the risk of developing a poor reputation as an employer, the risk of not being able to recruit in a proactive and cost effective manner, the risk of losing your top talent because you aren’t addressing performance issues and the risk of setting your pays way too high or way too low.
The People & Culture Office is Kalgoorlie owned and operated; with a background in mining & trades and considerable experience in undertaking high volume recruitment we are your local choice for quality HR services that will add value to your operations.
No lock in contracts, no ongoing fee’s and nothing but one on one quality service.
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It’s time for HR to move beyond policies, practices and processes, HR’s value proposition to business is to ensure HR professionals and their practices’ produce positive outcomes for key stakeholders, employees, line managers, customers and investors.