Video:How to Successfully Manage an HR Departmentwith Meghan Lynn Allen
Want to learn how to manage an HR department in a successful way? Here, see tips and tricks for managing effectively.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Successfully Manage an HR DepartmentHi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we're discussing how to successfully manage an HR department.
Information About Managing an HR DepartmentThe role of the HR director or manager may be slightly different from company to company, but in all cases, that HR manager needs to be resilient, adaptable, and in all cases ready to change at a moment's notice with their company's culture and needs. Remember that the HR manager is a strategic partner of the company. They are doing the hiring, setting pay scales, and putting in systems like rewards and recognition programs. There's a strategy that the company wants to accomplish, and the HR manager needs to parallel that strategy.
More About Managing an HR DepartmentAn HR manager is also an employee advocate. You need to create a work environment in which your employees are successful, contributing, happy and engaged. And the manager needs to be able to speak up for the employees when the employees can't speak up for themselves. The HR manager is at meetings and behind closed doors, where every employee doesn't go.
More Tips for Managing an HR DepartmentThe successful HR manager provides employee development programs, and opportunities that employees can take part in to contribute their growth within the company. And make sure that every employee has due process when it comes to employee complaints, problem solving, ad regularly scheduled communication opportunities.A successful HR manager also needs to be an advocate or change. Change is very important in a successful workplace. It keeps companies competitive, but it might be off-putting to some employees. An HR manager needs to make sure that, while change may not be widely embraced at first, it's manageable and understood by all employees. If you want employees to embrace change the same way you do as an HR manager, be sure to embrace changes that personally affect each employee. A key to the HR manager's success to making sure the employees know that you are on their side.
Remember that besides being a successful HR manager, you want to be a successful manager, period. Be aware of your surroundings. Acknowledge the accomplishments of those around you. Do your job. Lead by example. Trust yourself - and don't be afraid to have fun.
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