There was an awesome discussion on “HR today” which I would like to share with you all.
Why a HR needs to understand the Business Perspective?
My answer, not only HR, every employee needs to understand the Vision & Mission of the Organisation before taking a decision to join.
If you don’t believe in the vision, you can’t get aligned with the company’s objectives & goals. And you can never be a value addition, rather you will experience the discomfort and you also may tend to leave the organisation. This will neither be useful for you nor for the organisation.
One of the participant complained, “I am having a stressful work culture. And I am not at all satisfied working here. – What should I do?”
Every job seeker, whichever profession he belongs to, they should understand their own skills, capabilities and attitude well.
When the job seeker comes across a position, before applying, a proper research needs to be done on the company.
There is a very less possibility of not having a digital presence these days. Every organisation is having its website, LinkedIn page and people’s LinkedIn profiles, by observing which, we can understand to some extent what is the business and other information.
Which industry and which kind of products / services the company is into?
What kind of customers the company deals with?
How the company’s work culture is?
Are there any employees who are working for long tenures?
How much percentage of employees are leaving the organisation / what is the attrition rate in the company?
If at all you know anyone in the organization, you can check with them how their goal setting process happens?
And when as a job seeker wants to apply for the job, they need to have a complete analysis of the things that they have observed about themselves, and about that of the company.
If you find your interest in your job and profession, then you will never find stress.
Because there the employee won’t be working, but a passionate professional will be working. And passion always leads to better results and pushes towards achieving goals without any external pressure.
If you are feeling pressure in your job, definitely you may not have right interest towards the job you do. Reasons being one is your interest and the other is the work culture. If the work culture is not supportive, then the position won’t exist for long time. Remember one thing strongly is, when there is a dire need, then only a new position exists in the organization. No position is just for name sake.
What if I don’t get the job of my interest? Another question raised up.
Yes, I do agree that all may not have a chance to get into the job of their interest. But, then it becomes the once and only choice to create interest in what we do.
- Start loving what you do.
- Start doing the same things in different manner
- Try to come up with some creative thoughts to make it more exciting
- Try to get included in a team where people are excited to achieve more
- Try to get a good guidance to understand the intricacies and how you can add value by your thoughts and deeds
These may not increase your interest immediately, but definitely make your work enjoyable and rewarding. Once you start getting recognition and rewards, you will start loving the work and your pressure gets lowered.
As a HR what should be my thought process? One enthusiastic HR questioned eagerly
Unlike earlier days, HR has raisen it’s bars of contribution in the work culture of the organizations. By their strategies, plans and execution part they are adding value to the business. As most of the decisions are being taken as data driven, the success rate also has gone up.
Most of the trending market scenarios shows that HR is playing a vital role in the success of Business Houses.
Today’s HR aspirants and working professionals who want to make their mark needs to think in a right way.
What is this right way of thinking?
Right thinking first needs a right understanding of the concept of HR.
- Why HR?
- What is the meaning of the very existence of the profession?
- And how can the value addition to be done?
- Here we need to question ourselves whether our nature is suitable for the profession or not.
- What does a HR needs?
- HR needs to be a people’s person.
- HR needs to be a good listener
- HR needs to have a lot of patience
- HR needs to have empathy
- HR needs to have logical thinking
- HR needs to have a keen observation to detail
- HR needs to have effective communication skills
- HR needs to a thorough understanding on strategic thinking
- HR needs to have a great self motivating attitude
- HR needs to have great team management skills
- HR need to have a balanced mindset
- HR needs to have a futuristic thinking
- HR needs to have a better understanding of all the operational aspects of the business
- HR needs to work with people not with machines, so need to have convincing skills and influencing skills
If you try to find out the perspective with which HR needs to work in an organization, then you can easily strategise the future people management aspects of an organization.
This is how our discussion went on.
We will come up with some more such discussions which can give more insightful information which can help you on HR