Human Resources are considered as the real assets of any organizations. They are the essential, vital and indispensable factors of productions. They have their own aspirations and desires to reach great heights, fulfill their dreams and to have professional growth in an organization. These are some of the peculiar features of human nature that need to be handled carefully. This task is performed by Human Resource Manager (HR Manager) of the organization. HR is the face of the company. He is the one who is entrusted with the responsibilities of managing people, recruitment, and selection, training, and development, remuneration, making organizational policies, etc.
Some of the essential roles and responsibilities of HR are enumerated below:
Focuses on Finding and Hiring: It is rightly said that people make up the organization. Therefore it is important to find right kind of people at the right time to fulfill the organizational goals. This process of finding and hiring people is commonly known as Recruitment and Selection. Recruitment refers to inviting prospective candidates to apply for the job and selection refers to selecting the desirable candidate with the required qualifications and skills.
Draft Organizational Policies: Another important role of HR is drafting of organizational policies. These policies consist of rules and regulations that are to be followed by the employees for the smooth functioning of an organization. They are being drafted keeping in view the laws of various acts such as labor laws, workmen compensation act, etc.
Shares vision and mission: It is important for an HR to share the company’s vision with the employees to provide a direction in which they have to perform their activities. These activities are referred to missions of the company. These missions help in developing harmony among the employees and make them work together as a team.
Motivational Force: HR acts as motivation to the employees. This can be done by bringing the best out of the people. Motivating employees is important for HR in order to make employees give their best to the organization and most importantly to retain them in the organization. Motivation help employees to develop their potential fully. He also helps in team building and team support.
Training and Development: By applying the process of performance appraisal, HR comes to know about the strong and weak areas of the employees. To work upon the weak areas, HR develops training programs to remove their weaknesses and enhance their skills. The major outcome of training is learning which results in increasing knowledge and skills of the employees. Development programs for managers are also conducted in order to increase productivity and total quality of the organization.
Counseling and Feedback: Another important task of HR, or responsibility you can say, is to counsel the employee when suffering from work-related frustration or any other behavioral issues. Feedback is the tool which is used by HR to make employees aware of their performance level. It is communicated to them in the form of appreciation and rewards on performing their level best.
FOR BEING GOOD HR – HR cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. They accept responsibility for their actions, be accountable for their results and take ownership of their mistakes.