The most valuable asset in any organization is its human capital! This is what HR is all about. The main responsibility of the HR department in all organizations – regardless of its type and size – is to attract and retain great talents. If you’re just starting your HR career and you’re looking to build a solid foundation in this field, follow the below 5 tips:
- Understand your company’s core business very well
Start by deepening your knowledge about the core business of the company you work for to fully understand its vision and goals. This will help you understand how your employees’ roles are aligned to achieve the company goals. Once you do that, you can start working on fostering a culture that would unlock the full potential of your employees, in line with the business goals.
- Be tech-savvy
As a new HR person, keep in mind that you have to keep your focus on your people – and not get buried under paperwork. Find a reliable HRMS that can automate the routine HR processes such as payroll calculation, employee attendance, time tracking, leaves and vacations management. This will help you streamline your HR processes and allows you to focus on your core task and that is strategic planning.
- Keep growing your professional network
Making connections with HR professionals outside of your organization is critical to your success, as it helps you increase your knowledge and expertise, and provides you with different insights and perspectives on topics that matter the most to you. In addition to the external connections, it’s also very important to build internal connections with your company’s employees, as this will help you build a good reputation and credibility on the long run.
- Create an open culture
The HR department is different than the rest of departments as it has to stay in touch with all employees in the company. Start by opening the communication channels within your department and encourage regular feedback. You need to foster a culture of openness within the whole company. If you want to be a successful HR person, you should be able to persuade, influence, and communicate properly with everyone in the company.
- Stay up-to-date with the latet HR trends
It’s your responsibility as an HR person to make employees feel comfortable and happy in their jobs. Stay informed about all the benefits, perks, and trends that can be applied within your company such as work-life balance initiatives, ESOP programs and Employee Engagement programs. Be open to any ideas and suggestions from your employees that would enhance the company culture and increase their satisfaction.
Haneen Ibrahim is the Head of Communications at ZenHR, the award-winning HR Software, with a strong passion for HR. She creates engaging blog and social media content on HR topics, cutting-edge trends, and valuable tips for businesses and HR professionals.