This is likely a common question in many businesses across many sectors, since by the very nature of a human resources department its members will have to get involved with a spectrum of issues across the organisation they work in. The monitoring and information gathering involved with the process of making informed decisions that follow company policy can be controversial, and sometimes employees and even top level management can be under the impression that HR departments add little value when the investment required to make them work is considered.
However, there are a huge range of reasons why HR departments do add value, and associations designed to support these departments have a lot of experience tackling exactly these kinds of issues while working in partnership with businesses and individuals. Some of these include:
1) Legal Protection
This is a major concern for many businesses, but also one that might not become a problem until it’s too late. This is why a HR department that specialises in employment law and keeps the rest of the top managers up to date with current issues and information. Minimising the potential risk of a costly legal case could add a huge amount of value further down the line. [Read more…] about Does HR Add Value To Businesses?