Main HR Responsibilities
Human Resources has to be very careful about its responsibilities. HR Responsibilities have to be strictly defined and Human Resources cannot be called responsible for the mistakes of managers. When something wrong in the organization relates to employees, it is not automatically in the HR Responsibilities. Human Resources has its strategic role and responsibilities in the organization.
The HR Responsibilities are not about taking care of all the employees individually. Human Resources prepares the HR tools for the managers and the managers are responsible for the proper usage and implementation of the HR tools.
The HR Responsibilities can be divided into main two groups:
- Strategic HR Responsibilities
- Operational HR Responsibilities
The Strategic HR Responsibilities are directly connected to the business and HR Strategies. They are focused on the whole organization and the main customer of the strategic HR Responsibilities is the top management.
The strategic HR Responsibilities include mainly:
- Strategic Workforce Planning
- Organizational Design
- Compensation and Benefits, mainly compensation strategy and cost management
- Leadership Development
- Performance Management
The operational HR Responsibilities are about providing services and consultancy to the managers at all the levels in the organization. The responsibility is not about just the delivery, but also about the quality of the HR process.
The operational HR Responsibilities are not less important than the strategic ones. Both of them are equally important as the strategic HR Responsibilities are trusted just in case, the operational ones are done properly and no complaints are heard from the managers.
The operational HR Responsibilities include following ones:
- Career Development
- Goal Setting Process
- Training and Development
- FTE Management
- Personnel Administration
The HR Responsibilities are mainly about processes, policies, procedures and strategic initiatives. Human Resources cannot be responsible for the inidividual managers and their employees.