As an HR of a growing company, think about what important position you hold in its business. You hold power to make it or lose it when it comes to the growth of the business of your company.
Here, we have discussed the things you should know as a Human Resource professional of a growing business. So, if you are an HR professional in a growing business, this article will help you.
Things HR must know to Help Business Grow.
HR Must Know the Goals and Objectives of Business
Being in the field of HR, you will be helping out the management with different strategies to manage the outcomes in business. How do you expect to do this without knowing what is expecting from your business? You need to know the goals and objectives of your business. By this, I mean that you need to know the mission, vision, short term, and long term goals along with the objectives of your organization. Once you know this, you will be able to help your company in growing its business.
HR Must Know Know your Business and Industry
As an HR, you must know all about the business of your organization. I mean, how do you plan to conduct the induction session of your novice employees, who are to help you out in growing your business. So, always know about your business and industry to understand your company position and manage organizational performance to play that important role in the growth of your company.
HR Must Know how to prioritize and Manage those Strategies to achieve your goals
As an HR, you are expected to plan out the entire action plan to help your business grow and achieve its set mission and vision. For this, you need to know to strategically prioritize your goals, manage the talent pool of your organization, strategically align all the team members in a project and carry out the required action to help the business grow in the global industry. For carrying out these out, you need to know strategies that will help you in linking workforce analytics to organizational success, helping you to make the appropriate action plan.
HR Must Know who to Recruit and which Talent to Acquire
An HR professional is expected to know about the skill gaps in the company and what can be done to counter back this gap in competency skills. One is by sharing knowledge with employees. But what if your company is new? Then you need to know about which talent is missing that you need to acquire, and who is the best candidate that you can recruit, to compensate for this skill gap. You also need to know about changing dynamics in talent acquisition to be at par, and soon gain that competitive advantage while seeing to the growth of your business in the industry.
HR Must Know how to manage employees and collaborate with technology
Today, with the rise of industrial revolution 4.0 and the rise in the use of digital technology along with other means of capital resources, you need to know how to manage your employees. Team dynamics play a major role in organizational performance, and if your organization does not perform well, then you need to opt for means to manage and mitigate such problems. You also need to know how employees and technology can be integrated to bring the needed change for growth. Research shows that 65% of HR professionals are unwilling to use technology around them, which could help their company grow. So, collaborate your labor and technology to grow your business.
HR Must Know how to coach and empower your Staff and Managers
One of the major barriers to the growth of the business is employee turnover. Employee turnover at large rates could lead to lower performance, hindering your business growth. I mean, imagine not being able to have enough hands to meet the demands of your customers? So, you need to know to meet the need for motivation for your employees, and one of the best methods of doing this is empowering them with knowledge and responsibilities through promotions. Check out which method works best for the employees, is it on the job training, or coaching, training or trial and error. Share your experiences with them to trickle down that knowledge.
HR Must Know all about work breakdown and simplification in work dynamics
By this point, I mean, you need to know all about project management and the quality of your services. HR is expected to hand over tasks to all the workers based on their skills. Do you know why HR does this in meeting with various milestones of a project? It is because they are responsible for seeing to quality control and management of deadlines as a project manager. So, as an HR, you are needed to check the quality of your products and services and take steps accordingly.
HR Must Know about team dynamics and management of conflicts
As an HR, you are responsible for seeing the team dynamics of your organization. A team may have individuals with varying types of personality, and when there are people with different personality types, there is bound to be a clash. Rise in interpersonal, and team conflicts prevent business growth. As an HR, you need to be conflict-sensitive and detect the signs of conflicts to resolve the same, before it accelerates and negatively affects your business.
HR Must Know how to Manage those Risks
When a business entity operates in the global market and seeks to expand and grow all over the world, it is bound to face risks. Lack of mitigating these risks could lead to a heavy loss. As an HR, you need to be risk-sensitive. You need to know how to analyze all that business data to identify risks to businesses to mitigate and control the same.
HR Must Know your organizational policies, compliance, and regulations
As an HR, you are required to know how to manage compliance with rules and regulations in your business. You need to know the various legislations about business, labor policies, your own company’s corporate policy, and so on, like the back of your hand. After all, you will be among those in the governing body of the management. If you fail to manage the compliance in your organization, there will be conflicts and legal risks, posing to be a huge barrier to business growth.
HR Must Know about Organizational Culture, Ethics, and Values
You need to know the company code of conduct, its culture, ethics, and values followed. This is required for conducting ethical business and preventing exploitation of resources for business growth.
Overall, being an HR carries many responsibilities, especially when you are an HR for a growing business entity. So make sure you know what is expected of you before carrying out those HR responsibilities.
About the Author
Neeraj works as a Growth Assistant at AirTract, a go-to place for all expert advice wherein people ask questions, write articles, share knowledge and experience. Graduated as a Computer Science Engineer, he is now a digital marketing enthusiast who reads and finds the latest techniques to grow an organization. If he is not working, either he would be on a football pitch or listening to music.