Why HR is so important

Having come a long way since the traditional “personnel office,” todays HR department is a critical business function that helps companies not only succeed in hiring employees and keeping them engaged, but also supporting their growth and development. Given the many activities in the workplace that are impacted by HR, there’s a good chance that there are some that not everyone knows about. Here are 10 key reasons why the human resources department is important to the success of any organization:

HR is at the Crossroads of a Business’ Success

HR Contributes to the Bottom Line

HR Helps Develop an Engaged Workforce

HR Builds Strong Relationships with Employees

HR Introduces Technology for the Workplace

HR Leads Recruiting and Employee Onboarding

HR Assists Managers and Team Leaders

HR Helps Employees Achieve Their Career Goals

HR Supports Company Growth

HR Supports Organizational Alignment

Each week we will look at one of the above in more detail, so lets start:

HR is at the Crossroads of a Business’ Success

While company leaders and front-line managers support employees and help them accomplish their goals, HR takes a holistic view of how to ensure the company has the talent required for the organization to perform.

The importance of HR management is also demonstrated in all the ways HR supports the needs of employees at various stages of their career. HR ensures employees have the tools, resources, and leadership they need to perform to their potential, which is no small feat when you consider that each employee has different needs in the workplace.

The HR department also focuses on improving the employee experience at each point in the employee lifecycle. “A good HR department is critical to an employee-oriented, productive workplace in which employees are energized and engaged.”

HR not only owns talent management activities, but it also supports the development of a positive workplace culture.

If you work in HR we would welcome your comments, or if you find yourself looking or recruiting do get in touch with the team: