What Encompasses a Competency-Based Approach to HR?

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Human resources management in small businesses can be highly structured as in large organizations, or less structured to permit flexibility in workforce planning, staffing and HR control over the employer-employee relationship. In either case, the competency-based approach to HR improves the quality of HR productivity and credibility, both of which are fundamental to sustaining a […]

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Examples of Employee Objectives

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A key component of staff career development programs are employee objectives. Managers and employees can work together to create developmental plans during the annual review based on performance goals and then monitor employee progress throughout the year. For example, an employee would receive additional job responsibilities as part of her objective to move into a […]

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The Difference Between Operations & Strategic Human Resources

Human Resources, The Difference Between Operations & Strategic Human Resources Plans

In essence, the difference between operational and strategic human resources is outlook. Operational HR focuses on immediate and short-term needs, while strategic HR centers on integration over the long term. Described as separate entities, operational and strategic HR can be quite intertwined. Consider operations as tactical, or the way human resources work proceeds within the […]

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Why Does HR Favor Management?

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Effective human resources leaders balance dual advocacy for the organization and for its employees; however, many employees believe that HR favors management because it’s a member of the leadership team. It’s unfortunate, but in many cases, HR does favor management because the HR leader may feel beholden to prioritize management’s interests instead of the interests […]

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Challenges in HR Operations

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One reason companies don’t invest in creating a dedicated HR department is because they fear too many challenges will render the effort useless and create more problems than it’s worth to have HR professionals on staff. Once identified, HR operational challenges can be minimized and even eliminated. Overcoming HR operational challenges involves looking at all […]

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The Functional Roles of HR

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Many large, middle-sized and even small business organizations have a human resources department. The functional roles of an HR department remain the same regardless of the size of your business. As the name indicates, the department exists to manage and assist the human element of the company. Since human capital is the most important asset […]

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An Outline of an HR Audit

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A regular human resources audit can improve the services your HR department renders to both employees and applicants. It can also determine whether your organization is in compliance with labor and employment laws. Auditing all of your HR practices and functions can take time and resources. Small businesses without enough staff to devote their full-time […]

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Role of HR in Achieving Business Goals

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Human resources professionals have many roles within an organization. They are responsible for formulating strategies that focus on recruiting and retaining top employees as well as overseeing projects that promote company-wide productivity. Most human resources departments control the overall operations of a business, making the department a key component of a company’s success in achieving […]

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