THE NEED FOR HUMAN RESOURCES
- A human resource is a single person or employee within your organisation or business. It is the personnel of a business or organization, regarded as a significant asset in terms of skills and abilities.
- HR Management describes the systems devised for the management of people within an organisation. HR deals with staffing, employee compensation and benefits, and defining/designing work.
- People are an organisation’s/business’s most important resource and most significant asset. Employees must be hired, satisfied, motivated, developed, and retained in order to keep a company a success.
HUMAN RESOURCE PRINCIPALS
As a Human Resource professional, it is important to be aware of global trends and to be able to interpret these for best practice Human Resources in their specific context. At Up Time, our ability to interpret developments in human resources, and identify what is needed in your business to match this growth, is key for the strategic objectives of your business.
Best practice human resource principles are able to optimise the workforce, increase productivity and ensure that employees are engaged and motivated. It is important to make sure that each step, mentioned below, is completed or incorporated into the organisation for the Human Resources side so that employees feel secure within the organisation and can execute their jobs to the best of their abilities. These processes are also important when there is a change in the organisation and job roles may differ or new positions may become available.
HR BEST PRACTICE STEPS:
1) Acquiring the Right People
- Engagement process
- Job descriptions
- Employment contracts
- New staff induction process
Having people that are the right fit for your organisation is very important. Employees need to understand their role and what they will be responsible for, as well as understanding what their contract entails. New staff members also need to be made to feel welcome and like they are part of a team.
2) People Engagement
- Internal and external communications
- Performance management
- Individual development plans
- 360-degree reviews
Having open channels of communication between employees is a necessity for an organisation to be successful. Treating each staff member of the shareholder as an individual and giving them the opportunities to grow and develop in the business will ultimately add to the growth of an organisation.
3) Building High Performance Teams
- Training and coaching
- Values and beliefs
- Corporate culture – vision, mission and values
- Roles and strengths
Building teams that perform ultimately come down to the skills, training and corporate culture that the organisation has to offer. Each staff member will have different strengths and weaknesses so being able to make the best of the strengths and improve on weaker areas will build a unified and strong team.