The Value of Human Resources Management in the Workplace
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Today Human Resources Management is opening up new horizons in many different offices around, not only the United States, but the world. The reason for this is simply supply and demand. More savvy business owners even of smaller companies, have understood the value of hiring professionals with experience working in Human Resources Management.
By doing so, and having HR professionals, companies have learned the importance of solid communication with their workforce.
The fact is that Human Resources Management exists just for this reason, to bridge the gap between staff and upper management. In doing so, compromises have been acquired which prevent the need for unions or outside arbitration, and thus provide the services that employees feel is their right to have.
A company that does not keep up with current trends, on the other hand, neglects Human Resources Management and the philosophy that goes with it. Thus, employees abandon any thought of fidelity towards their employer in favor of businesses that reward their service in greater ways. Examples of this begin at the most basic level of appreciation. Certificates or awards of recognition given on a monthly, bi-yearly, or even yearly basis, consistent performance appraisals and feedback, training and development, for instance, are some of the things that many employees wish they had at their present employment.
Of course, on a more pecuniary basis, more constant raises whether structured and awarded by time and/or merit, are always appreciated. Likewise, health benefits are probably the second most important factor, besides these well-earned raises. The personnel in Human Resources are very often responsible for such aspects in the workplace, along with company owners.
Yet, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Truly, the aforementioned has been a part of the American workplace, if not so overtly, for decades. What representatives in Human Resources try to instill are programs and emotional support that make employees feel a part of a winning, caring team even a family.
This has been actualized by programs such as after-work soccer, bowling and basketball teams, on-site day care, free gym memberships, and even after hours outings with the office staff and the boss. At work, people in Human Resources have implemented office celebrations, such as birthdays, company anniversaries or outstanding company recognitions, where before there were none, after-hour networking (for charity or just for fun), and other such activities that create a cohesion within a workforce that makes it extremely difficult for an employee to ever consider leaving. It is just this feeling that leaders and owners are looking for and why HR is so important.
The HR field is open to able-minded people of numerous backgrounds. There is training and certification which can be held either online or at a local college/university. A fast growing field, the opportunities are also expanding. Not only people working in Human Resources assist others, but they also aid their own well-being in knowing that their job truly makes a difference in other lives.
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