Dear Entrepreneur: Why You Need A Human Resource Department

By Erica Nsunjo / November 16, 2020 | 8:19 am




Human resource management is the organizational function that oversees all issues related to the people, calls it all employees, in an organization.

Human resource management includes compensation, recruitment and hiring, firing and deduction, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, policy administration, and training.

It is important to have a human resource department, as a business owner it gets a bit tough to deal with employees, employees are valuable resources of an organization therefore proper management could boost productivity.

A business that has a properly functioning human resource department wouldn’t fail as a company to achieve a high level of efficiency and workforce management, since employee welfare becomes a priority.

Importance Of HR Department

Oversees Recruitment And Termination

It is the HR’s job to understand the available vacancies within an organization and take necessary measures to fill up those vacancies with the right, skilled, and deserving candidates. It is also the HR’s job to identify employees whose services are no longer needed by the organization and terminate them.

Recruitment of employees is never an easy task, it is associated with advertising new job vacancies, sourcing potential candidates, screening the applicants, conducting interviews. The HR manages that for you, so is firing.

Maintaining a good relationship between Employees and Organization.

The HR department is responsible for resolving all sorts of conflicts that arise amongst employees themselves and the organization. This is to ensure peace, respect, dedication, and a good working environment for both employees, employer, and clients

It is extremely important for all organizations to pay special attention to workplace safety. The HR department takes necessary measures in order to create a safe working environment for the employees.

Ensures Compensation and benefits

Misunderstandings amongst employees and the organization are inevitable happenings but in cases that call for employee compensation and any benefits that should be given are handled by the HR department. This is always to protect the good image of the organization.

Compensation and benefits also include payroll for example, when an employee is hired or fired, when someone gets a raise or a promotion and when a worker wants some time off, it’s the HR’s duty to present such issues to his bosses.

Overseeing Employee Training.

The business world keeps developing and advancing, employee training is another important factor in a unionized organization. The HR identifies departments in the company that need training and ensures Employees receive it.

In some cases, all employees within an organization should be provided with a proper training. Training is always aimed at imparting more skills to your employees to boost productivity and deliverable, The HR handles that.

Works Hand in hand with Payroll to ensure Employees are paid.

The HR works with the payroll in payment of salaries, calculating time cards, retroactive pay, commissions, bonuses, severance pay, overtime, salaries, wages, employee reimbursements, holiday pay, and benefit time such as vacation, sick and personal days.

HR should also relate to the Payroll and make deductions from employees’ wages for taxes, wage garnishment, health, and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and retirement investments. HR ensures employees are paid and properly reported.





About Erica Nsunjo

Nsunjo Erica is a Practicing Journalist / Activist / Patriot / Practicing Politician / Practicing Entrepreneur / aspiring Lawyer, and a proud Ugandan. Because the journey is not static, I am molding it accordingly.

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