The Human Resource Function is mostly regarded by other departments as being an operational department doing day-to-day tasks. They are perceived to be a functional department rather than a strategic department like Marketing or Production. This attitude towards Human Resources can only stem from the evolution of human resources department.
Dear Evil HR Lady,
Recently I was accused of a crime. I work for a laboratory, and I was accused of a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violation. I was not guilty of violating HIPAA, but no one -- not my immediate supervisor, who was not present when the "incident" occurred, not my director, not the supervisor who believes he "caught" me, nor anyone from HR -- has ever had a conversation with me about this. No one has even asked me if I did what they think I did, which was supposedly to print out lab results for a co-worker.
My bonus was taken away, allegedly by HR (that's what I was told), and I was made to sign a document that stated that this was a "final write-up" -- I'd never been written up for anything before. When I asked if I could say anything to this kangaroo court, I was told, "No, You are lucky you still have a job. You can go back to work now."
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has many benefits for any organisation; almost every key organisation has some form of CSR. CSR does not have to be an activity that an organisation only spends on and does not gain anything out of. A good CSR campaign can be designed to be aligned towards the Marketing or HR strategy so that apart from being a socially responsible activity, it also helps these functions and contributes to the overall organisation al strategy.
“There is a reason an airplane has both a pilot and a co-pilot, that’s the same reason organisation s need to have succession plans.”
Planning for the future is essential in every aspect of life. Planning in business is a core component of competitiveness. A business governed in an ad-hoc manner may have surges of growth and spurts of success but this will not be sustained for long. An organisation that practices planning for future time periods will have a higher probability of reaching success and will be more systematic in reaching their system objectives.
Every year we get lots of requests to help out with hints and tips on how to plan a Company Christmas Party. So we have gathered our resources to provide you with lots of ideas to make this year’s holiday party safe, fun and memorable experience for you and your co-workers. These ideas are designed for both large companies with great budgets as well as small businesses with minimum resources.
Decision making is a delicate part of a managerial career. This is true for people managers as well. Thinking is the central theme when it comes to decisions. Today’s column is all about how people managers can play six thinking roles, based on six thinking hats developed by Dr. Edward de Bono, in the early ’80s.
Premasara Epasinghe (B A (Cey) Dip in Ed, Dip in Mktg Lecturer)
Human Resources function is responsible for attracting, developing and maintaining a work force. Human Resources information system supports these activities, such as identifying potential employees, maintaining complete records on existing employees and creating programs to develop employees’ talents.