In 50's and 90's the role of Human Resource Management was more of "Personnel Management", but in the last decade, the Human Resource rolehas changed from Personnel Management to HR Business Partner. HR Business partner is a major link between HR and different business units. Also to succeed in the competitive environment of today and the future, it will take more than market information and trends; which are available. What is most required is work force.
Supporting the business
The Human Resource function must also adapt to the modern business needs – a highly dynamic employee management and planning team that can respond and adapt to the rapidly varying requirements of an organization or market needs. Human Resource should be considered as a strategic, incorporated position that directly influences the business’ success because Human Resource works so closely with its Human resources – the organization’s true competitive advantage. By managing present, incoming and leaving employees, Human resource ensures the company always has the right people for the right jobs.
Human Resource must no longer to be seen as an employee’s final option in the case of negative encounters – in truth, modern Human Resource must be defined by active engagement with employee issues, back the staff members in the workplace, listening to their concerns, and building a professional and stable relation between Human Resource, employees and managers.
Managing expectations, being flexible, communicating and adequate trainingis one of the most significant factors in keeping employees contented. Human Resource managers can go further, too – conducting performance appraisals, career development and up Skilling, developing effective reward systems and designing jobs to fit both the needs of the business and employees. Taking an active and engaged role in employee happiness promotes better overall performance because it helps to retain and motivate staff.
During changes in the organization Human Resource Managers makes sure that employees are having the necessary skills and information when an aspect of their work environment changes – example can be, everyone one is trained to operate new software package that is being used throughout the company or any acquisition or merger has taken place between two companies. A good change management process makes sure that all the changes go smoothly, with minimal interruption and maximum involvement from the staff.
Human Resource plays a major role in ensuring that change is carried out according to plan because of its unique position as the core of all the employee relations. This added dimension hands over the Human Resource Manager a direct role and power while developing the business, according to the available capabilities, meaning the drastic changes are better through and presented in a manageable way to the employees who need to work through it.