Human Resource Managers have an extensive amount of responsibilities and Leadership to play in the corporate environment. HR staff may have overlapping responsibilities, also depending on the size of the company. HR Managers of large organizations usually have very clearly defined Leadership for their teams, but they can vary from relatively ‘minor’ responsibilities when it comes to department managers to executive leadership, encompassing responsibility for several departments as well as administrative functions such as payroll.
Human Resources Managers are often responsible for running a variety of departments, each of which is led by specialized staff such as recruitment managers and training managers. Human Resources staff represents the company as well as the employees of that company. One of the most important job aspects of a Human Resource Manager is, therefore, the ability to balance the two so that both the company’s as well as the employees’ needs are met adequately.
The Leadership of Human Resource Departments is ever changing
Today’s modern, fast-paced organizations are subjected to continuous change, technological changes, changing business environments and staff Leadership, requirements and responsibilities. Previously, Human Resources functions were largely carried out by accounts departments, and the HR Leadership mainly focused on admin tasks such as dealing with employee sick leave, annual leave, salaries and employee benefits. With the changing times, employee management also needed to adapt to continue meeting the needs of the company as well as their staff.
All kinds of programs were implemented to ensure that tasks such as hiring and retaining staff, as well as talent management and performance aspects were dealt with smoothly and professionally. The Leadership of HR management are continuously subjected to change and the need for adaptation. Nowadays, HR departments are more and more responsible for the development of systems to address the strategic requirements of the company, encompassing processes such as team-based recruitment of the most talented staff, using social media and employee referrals. HR has embarked on an interesting and ever changing journey.