7 Myths About Human Resources
Six things to consider in your search
Myth #1: HR Departments are too Busy Dealing With Daily Problems to be Strategic
The Truth: HR is the heart of the company and, therefore, needs to play a strategic role in growing business. HR managers can help give insight into potential profit leaks that could be costing the company money. They help hire the talent that will catapult their companies to success. And HR managers are the ones who hone the company culture for happier and more productive employees. This employee engagement then trickles to managers and even customers, so everyone is satisfied.
Myth #2: HR Managers Just Hire Employees
The Truth: By definition, an HR manager wears many hats. They handle the entire employee lifecycle from hire to retire. But they don’t just hire employees. HR managers have to think strategically about how a job role will impact the company, find the right candidate for that role, and make sure to properly onboard each new hire. In essence, they are the dreamers of dreams for their company.
Myth # 3: It’s HR’s Job to Train Employees
Myth #4: All HR Departments Operate the Same Way
The Truth: Every HR department has its own unique identity. This identity is determined by the size of the organization, company culture, and strategic goals. Some HR departments may emphasize customer satisfaction and employee engagement while others may focus more on ROI. What works for some HR departments may not work for others. So it’s important to understand the processes and strategies that work across departments in order for HR to perform successfully.
Myth #5: HR Doesn’t Have to do Everything by the Book
Myth #6: HR is a Lone Wolf
Myth #7: HR Managers can do it all on Their own
The Truth: Yes and no. HR managers have many responsibilities on their plates, but they can manage it all with the help of the right HR solution.
When researching HR solution, it’s important to look for platforms that will give you the ability to:
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