The most common misconception of human resources is they only do recruitment and dismissal. Since you get to see them during the interview and notice to explain (NTE) cases, It’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are various roles and responsibilities although most of their duties may range from screening job candidates, and performing background checks. Human resources also serve as a support team for the entire organization.
One of the main functions of HR is to support workplace safety training and maintain logs for workplace injury and fatality reporting. They attend seminars and training from the various government sectors and they conduct seminars for the employees. They coordinate with building admins on conducting fire and safety drills so we will know what to do in case of emergencies. They are also responsible for creating programs to help and create camaraderie in the workplace. Maintaining a harmonious and worry-free environment is critical in an organization.
Participating in company activities in a comfortable and non-stress environment will help the employees to develop the confidence and freedom to communicate with one another. Human resources are responsible for brainstorming and planning events such as Christmas parties, summer outings, and can sometimes provide you discounts on coffee shops. Getting to know the people you work with is most important for building trust. Team building events provide an excellent opportunity to break the ice and get to know everyone better from varied perspectives. A strong sense of understanding and trust aids managing conflicts that help to improve workplace performance.
Human resources also serve as a go-to point to any organization, from a simple request such as receiving an item that you shop online to important assistance on any government-related request and benefits or health concerns. They serve as a liaison that gets the documents and need and to assist you in every step by step process.