Human resource is, of course, about the management of people. This can be a useful interpretation when comparing the role of HR in any business with other areas of management. In terms of business planning and growth strategies, for example, it would generally considered poor practice to avoid planning and simply try to manage problems as they occur. Why, then, is this a common approach when it comes to HR departments and managing employees? We would suggest that a fundamental lack of understanding when it comes to the ways HR requirements differ between industries can leave businesses confused and unsure how to implement a good long term HR plan.
For example, in creative industries the process of managing employees may need to be much more flexible than in a traditional office-based, administrative business. Recruiting to fill 3D and CAD designer or technician roles, exhibition design jobs and so on can be a difficult process since the skills required from a candidate may be hard to quantify. This means that managing these employees later, in any business, will also present a new challenge for human resource managers. Real talent can be hard to find, and even harder to keep, resulting in a need for a solid supportive structure in any creative work environment. [Read more…] about How HR Differs for Creative Agencies