The most important function in any business, regardless of its type or size, is HR management. Whether the company has one HR manager or an HR team, the importance of their role is the same as an HR professional will always manage the aspects such as hiring, firing, and special training. So, you see, an HR team plays an essential role, for they ensure the prosperity of the company.
In order for a company to thrive and flourish, the HR team’s structure must be flawless. Therefore, its structure must be organized on specific units, each specialized in the key functions of HR management. And accordingly, each unit will have an HR manager in charge.
Well, in today’s post, we’re going to present you the 6 units that every prospering business structures its HR team on.
As Thomas Decker, states, “The recruitment unit is all about finding the best suitable employees for the company and placing them in a position that serves best both for the company and the employee.”
This unit has four main functions to deal with, and those would be:
- Advertising jobs
- Sourcing potential employees and screening them
- Doing preliminary interviews
- Coordinating meetings for managers that are responsible for making final decisions
Career Development & Training
Despite that fact that the recruitment unit has already ensured that both the new and the old employees are well qualified for their job, the employers must evolve. Therefore, they need further training and development.
The career development and training unit are specially designed to improve the employee’s skills in order to be able to take on management or supervisory positions.
Moreover, they facilitate further opportunities such as career growth and personal development for the employees who want to truly want to improve grow their standards, knowledge, and skills.
Benefits & Administration of Compensation
In a large company, this unit would be split in two, and even it would have a third unit only for payroll. Now, in this case, this unit is in charge of all types of benefits and compensations from insurance to payroll.
Benefits, specifically, will have to deal with group health benefits, negotiating insurance, and retirement funds and so on.
On the other hand, compensation manages the structure that ensures wages and other payments are competitive.
Health & Safety
This unit in one of the most, if not the most, vital parts of the entire HR team. Why? Well, they have to ensure that the workplace is a safe and healthy place for the employees to be.
The HR risk and safety specialists form OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) advise positioning this unit close to the compensation and benefits unit.
Moreover, OSHA has very strict requirements, such as:
- Maintaining proper logbooks to report all injuries and incidents form the workplace.
- Ensure that all the environmental and personal safety regulations adhere.
- Ensure that the personal safety equipment and the first aid it’s provided for the employees
Basically, this unit has to deal with the relationships between the employees, but also between the employees and employers.
You see, this unit is more than solving conflicts between the personal. It’s more about uniting all together as one towards achieving the company’s goals.
This is probably the most essential unit, for it deals with critical issues for both employers and employees. This compliance unit relates to fair working conditions, employment practices, and the multitude of issues that have the potential to have a negative impact on the company’s profitability and affect productivity.
Structuring the perfect HR team takes effort and 100% involvement for each member as it functions as one. It is all about the team’s balance. If somethings go wrong, it affects everyone. Therefore, you all must give your best and remember that trouble comes from the small details.
To end this article properly, I let you reflect on this motivational quote:
“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” – Anne M. Mulcahy