Answering this question is difficult.
However, lets highlight where HR can be is a key enabler for your business. This will include talent, culture and diversity, performance management, compensation and benefits, workplace safety, data analytics and often overlooked, the employee journey within your company.
Lets look at some of these key areas that HR can bring:
- Employer branding.
This involves the reputation of the employer as a place to work. Although there are similarities, the employer brand is different from the consumer brand.
- Recruitment & selection.
Recruitment & selection is about hiring the right people for the job. Different recruitment methods can be used, including (un)structured interviews, IQ tests, and reference checks. Based on the findings in this process, the best candidate for the job is selected.
Bringing people up to speed quickly is a key part of people management.
- Performance management.
People are evaluated and coached on their skills so that they perform optimally in their jobs.
- Learning & development.
New skills are learned, and existing skills are honed to do the job better.
- Compensation & benefits.
Compensation and benefits are (for a big part) the incentives for people’s work. Fair compensation and relevant benefits increase motivation and productivity.
- Workplace safety & culture.
Creating a culture that fits the work, leads to better safety practices, better performance, and higher engagement. This is another key role for HR.