Many times when there is a problem in the workplace, we go to the HR department. HR departments that forget their purpose may actually harm the employees rather than helping them.
Sometimes HR gets overridden and leadership does dumb things. If you’ve got no idea where the HR manager sits, what her name is or the way to get in touch in the least, it’s a reasonably good sign that your HR department isn’t curious about keeping employees happy. This could be a readily available piece of data and not having it a red flag.
Here are some of the HR works:
- What do they work for?
Many of the choices made in human resources departments have important financial implications. When financial concerns take the place of doing the proper thing—such as rewarding a deserving employee with a promotion or raise—it may be a sign that the HR department has their priorities screwed up.
- How to differentiate poor and good HR?
The way an HR manager treats the employees shows the difference between a good and bad HR department. If the HR attitude is “how may I assist you?”, it’s an honest sign. If HR personnel treat you wish you’re the matter, it’s a nasty sign.
- Why do some employees avoid HR?
All too often when I’ve advised employees to solve problems with the HR department, they tell me “they won’t help me,” or “they will make things worse,” or “the HR department is that the root of the matter .” Ask employees and managers what they believe about the HR department and whether or not they refer to employees there. When people routinely avoid the HR department, it’s the case in point they’re not doing what they ought to be doing.
- What does a responsive HR do?
If you’ve got an issue about your benefits or compensation or something like that, HR gets back to you quickly. A responsive HR speaks with you as equals and doesn’t condescend to you. If they’re nice about these things, they’re likely to get on top of a significant problem.
Good HR people will always try to make changes. They aren’t getting to sit around forever, watching companies destroy themselves. Most companies have HR departments that are very proactive, engaged, and anxious with all employees’ welfare. They play a key role in making the workplace and employees’ lives better.
Author: Neethu Sunny