Why HR? Why do we love HR?
HR is sometimes viewed in a negative light with people considering it too administrative, rule orientated, an overload of red tape with too many systems and processes to follow. But having a reliable HR department in your company could really determine your company's success.
HR deals with the most important resource of a company which is the people! This makes HR the heart of the company, if the heart is working efficiently the whole body functions properly. If HR is structured and implemented effectively in a company it could play an important strategic role as there is no other department that has as much influence and exposure throughout the company as HR.
An HR practitioner in a company is essentially the ultimate problem solver who tries to strike the perfect balance in keeping the employer and the employee happy. The creation and development of a beautiful company culture is usually left in the hands of your people department, and this is where we as HR can create a work environment that retains and attracts valuable people.
The field of HR is one which is still maturing and is ever changing, this gives an HR practitioner the autonomy to really contribute and add value by providing thought leadership and strategic direction, which is very liberating.
Although new digital tech is being developed everyday which aims to automate tasks within the work space, HR is the one department wherein human to human interaction is undoubtedly irreplaceable.
As an HR practitioner nothing can compare to the feeling of striking that magical balance of recruiting the correct person, in the correct department, performing optimally which results in company success.
From and HR perspective, it is a simple equation:
happy Employer+ happy Employee+ thriving company= HR success!
HR allows us to do what we love, and that is having the privilege to work with people every day and make a difference in peoples lives, whilst at the same time championing and directly contributing to the the company's success.