Companies that work smartly are envisioned to have a solid foundation in their areas of HR apart from the whole set of skills and responsibilities that need to be mastered and taken care of. The traditional aspects are expected to be balanced with the modern ones to maintain a clear vision for the betterment of the employees and the company. As far as the modern times go, HR today remains a role with the maximum responsibilities whose adherence depends on the progress and productivity of the organization. Without further ado, let’s have a look at the 3 major habits of highly competent HR professionals below.
They look forward to creating value
It is said that, “If you create a workplace of employees who never want to leave, you’ve succeeded as an HR professional.” Well, if you aren’t there yet, there are a lot of practices that could be implemented which can result in creating a value that caters more to your employees. Create a work culture that empowers employees to deliver their best and lets them participate in most decision making activities. Companies that give their employees more benefits and rewards which go beyond their usual monthly salary are likely to succeed more. According to McKinsey, employees are more likely to leave when companies have longer periods between promotions, or work in small teams with low performing managers. In the end, it is mainly about employees finding value in the treatment they get from the company, which will make them stay, leading to more employee loyalty.
They maintain discretion and balance transparency
It is the primary part of the HR’s position to deal with sensitive information. Effective HR professionals always know that discretion is a quality that needs to be maintained at all times with their work, without a doubt. However, this norm is only applied for information that doesn’t require to be let out. As we discussed about culture, it is something that can no longer hide under a desk. A lot of websites on the internet have made it possible for employees to showcase their experiences, the company’s culture, etc. openly as well as anonymously. Thus, while recruiting, the HR cannot lie to the potential employees because they might risk losing good talent and also spoiling the company’s credibility.
They treat employees as assets and not resources
As an HR professional, you may have come across the term ‘human capital’. It is where we recognize the employees as assets that can be nurtured and grown with time. And when we call them assets, we need to make sure they’re taken care of in a promising way. A lot of HR softwares can help the professionals work more efficiently in managing the employees in their workplace. These softwares work as performance management tools that can make the management in the workplace even easier. Smart organizations know how to get their work done smartly, instead of doing it the hard way; which is why these tools come in really handy for striking the perfect balance between productivity and efficiency for an HR professional.
In conclusion, a competent HR professional always recognizes their need to be strategic, well-informed, and committed to their responsibilities, which leads to long term growth and effectiveness.
Maggie Kensington is a Senior Human Resource Manager and Content writer. She has over 6+ years of experience in the Human Resource & Services Industry. She is Skilled in Research, Media Management & Communication, Talent Management, Web Content Writing, and Customer Service.