About HR (B)
What is the HR? What is HR’s role in the organization? Why is Employment process that important?
Posted: Nov 2007
Beside the capital and technology, Human Resources became the most important factor of working process today. People! Yes, People. Without them all of investments and technology is useless if there is nobody to run it and to create a new value.
Before, the human work was not that much appreciated because the working process was much more simple, individuals were replaceable, so employers didn't bother too much whether their employees are satisfied or not. That was a long time ago, before a new technological breakthroughs that required more skilled and trained, and above all more motivated staff to run all operations in the business.
Today, employment process requires a lot of planning and attention to details. Every single employment is important because of several aspects.
1. Employment process cost money. You need money for vacancy advertisement, you need people in place to employ others ( HR Specialists ) and their time costs too.
2. Initial induction training requires additional costs, financial, time and effort. Newcomer has to have basic and advanced training.
3. A newly employed and freshly trained newcomer needs additional time, say 3-6 months, to develop his potential to level to be productive to justify everything that was invested so far.
And then .... disaster. Person leaves his new position, soon after initial period for several reasons. The recruitment criteria were blurred, with wrong people went through the selection, or the training was bad, so the guy was confused and demotivated, or the job description and responsibilities were not clear, etc.
This dark scenario is the worst what can happen to some company, because a lot of time, money and manpower were invested with absolutely no result.
And we are speaking about only one, single position. And there are many vacancies during the year, a lot of people to be employed, meaning a lot of separate processes, and so on.
This risk cannot be avoided completely, but though ca be significantly reduced. At this point comes a newly established and worldwide recognized science – the art of managing of Human Resources.