“You can’t teach employees to smile. They have to smile before you hire them.”
Arte Nathan, Wynn Las Vegas
A company is the sum of the common traits within the workforce all aimedat the same goals. The culture within the company is the product of the differences between each member of the workforce in their effort to find the same goals.Finding the right balance, the right fit and even the right differences – these very ideas create the overall business atmosphere.
Human resources is quite often overlooked even as it is the heart of many businesses. Most will view the business for its brand or the company in its entirety. Yet HR is at the center of each successful company; not solely for the existing workforce that comprises the current business but even long before the workforce is actually completely established. A business’ mission and vision can only be driven forward by great Human Resource planning, implementation and maintenance.
There is a specific level of foresight and judgement necessary that begins at the company-level as a whole and normally ending the individual employee-level. In the effort of building a company and its culture, it is important to ask specific questions:
What is the Business at its Core?
By building the business based on the established mission and vision, your members can then consider the core values that will define the company. This very knowledge drives products, services and target clients; more importantly it is the foundation by which the workforce is built, trained and encouraged to grow. Strengthening and at times, creating a “human capital”.
Who are the Best People to Reflect the Company?
The question may sound discriminative at initial reading but by asking “who are the best people”, your human resources team can clearly make educated assessments. The goal is not to exclude, rather, the goal is to make effective employee placements. These “effective placements” ensure a potential employee thrives as part of a team, a department and as a vital member of the company.
Earlier mentioned but undefined, was the term “human capital”.It is appropriately defined in this section because it is the basis for effective employee placement. Human Capital is the collective skills, capabilities, competencies, talents, experience, habits and knowledge of each person both in individual capacity and as part of a whole. It may be an abstract advantage since it is not completely measurable unlike productivity or profits, but it is of great value nonetheless.
Why is Building Company Culture Important?
Company culture is one of the driving forces for retention, therefore, building the right culture can mean the difference between satisfied employees and happy employees. Each individual brings something to the table in terms of building company culture. By saying “each individual” it is implied that new and old members help create company culture and this is firmly accurate; since people are a combination of the common and the dynamic – so is culture. Some aspects will need to change while some will be reinforced.
When does Human Resource Management end?
As the previous section mentions, people and culture are both dynamic. Simply put, human resource management never ends – but it does get easier.
As the company establishes its foundations, the business becomes a strong brand, the culture reinforced by the aspects common to the workforce as a whole; human resource management increases focus on development.
The focus on human resource development works both ways by improving and adding skills that benefit the company and the employee. This means that even if externally, a client/customer may focus on the company as a whole, each individual member will always matterinternally for the contributions and development that have been attained.
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