Do you ever find yourself wondering what HR people spend their days doing?
The HR department spend their days spinning many plates – and sometimes those plates are on fire! All joking aside, the HR department ensures that every individual and asset is well-oiled, strategically utilised and of course, legal – allowing for key business goals to be achieved.
Traditionally when you think of HR, you might just think of ‘the people that deal with employee welfare’. Although welfare is extremely important to good HR professionals (and we all love the workplace health kick that involves awkward lunch time yoga!) there is actually much more that the role encompasses.
One of the elements a HR department normally manages is the employee ‘life cycle’ – from the initial stage of identifying the need for a new role to be created, right through to the recruitment, induction, development, training, maybe even the odd disciplinary (we won’t talk about last year’s Christmas party!), and finally the separation of an employee from the business.
The HR department also takes on the huge responsibility of the legalities that come with employment. This includes contracting with employees, managing salaries, holiday time, break time, sickness, data management and health and safety in the workplace.
Some of the other elements which is the HR department’s responsibility include:
HR is a management function with overall responsibilities of the goals, welfare and growth of an entire organisation, through its people.
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