Too often Human Resources Professionals are viewed differently than who they really are and what they do. Some employees fear them, others do not know them and still others miss the opportunity to take advantage of one of the most valuable resources in their own work place. So who are these people in human resources? To answer this question would take pages and pages of this article. To summarize human resources are composed of people who work for the employee and for the company. They are the balance, they are department for the people.
Some of the traits of that human resources professional include taking risks and stepping into the unknown. They not only welcome change, they embrace it and then train everyone on the changes, whether it is policies or new technology, etc… They are the people who engage all employees on a daily basis; simply put they love people. By communicating, which includes not just talking, but also being there to listen, they effectively treat employees with the greatest respect. There are many more traits, but all of the traits add up to human resource professionals are having fun being themselves while helping people.
Without these professionals, the employees feel that disrespect and eventually the job is just a place to collect a paycheck. The environment is one of tedious habit, not of a place to set and achieve goals. In addition to the front line supervisors, employees should be aware they have a place to go for any issues. In addition, the human resources professionals should and will go to the employees constantly just to hello and talk. When this is done together, the job is a place to advance and where employees enjoy coming to work. With that positive environment and engagement, production increases, retention increases and eventually profits increase.