Why Human Resources Management is So Important
Published10/21/2015 by Edirex
Selecting a person to manage your human resources is an important decision; and certainly not a position to be relegated to a busy secretary or office clerk. It has become more of a specialty job these days, with compliance to ever-changing regulations a necessity to keep your potential legal liabilities at bay. Even the owner or manager of the business isn’t going to have all the answers, nor the time, to properly handle all the employee documents and issues.
Human resources is actually defined as the set of individuals comprising the total workforce of a company. Your business staff is one of your greatest assets, and your employees’ continual development and opportunities for advancement and incentives will help to ensure your success.
Hiring an HR person (or outsource company) with experience is desirable, but their ability to stay on point and also truly connect with your staff is even more vital. Obviously this person must be diligently checked out for good credit and security clearances, as they will have access to very private employee and contractor data. Bonding them would be a good way to accomplish this.
A Few Important Factors for Hiring
Get more skills for your buck - If you want to bring in employees with high levels of expertise or education, but you cannot afford to pay top dollar, consider other elements you can offer that will sway them your way. Things such as flex time, childcare (or reimbursements for same), incentives based upon production, personalized workspaces, nearby gym memberships, etc.
Reflect diversity in your workforce - Demonstrate that your company is a reflection of our present day society, by hiring staff of varied races, ages, and genders. Remember that yesterday’s baby-boomers (some of the most innovative workers of all time) are still interested in holding jobs into their 70’s and even 80’s. They have it in their DNA to work harder and are far less likely to retire at 65 than those born prior to the 1950s.
The demographics of your workforce may also affect premiums, or open up a wider range of health and beneficial pension plans. In turn, this will help you to retain your most valuable employees, without having to narrow the field just to achieve less expensive benefit rates.