Whatever is your company doing and/ or engaged in, an innovative human resource management approach may help your organization to excel and be a leader. Here are ten human resource initiatives, which may transform your organization.
1. Evolve and adapt an appropriate hiring strategy to fetch-in the talented and the experts
Recruiting talented persons/experts in the field of operation of company is the first prerequisite for transforming the organization. Vision also can not take you very far, unless there are talented people to execute that vision, One general rule being practiced by successful employers is that “Hire people brighter than you and then don’t interfere in their day to day working”. While hiring people their character-credentials must be ascertained. After hiring such people of character and integrity, they should be trained in skill-sets required.
2. Treat your employees as humans
It should never be forgotten by HR people that humans must be treated as humans. When the employees are treated well they have sense of purpose in the company for achieving SMART goals, allotted to them, on the basis of trust, mutual respect and dignity.
It is also said that in order to win the market place, You should first win the workplace.
3. Provide the employees with the best of training and treatment
It is said that “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t have to. Appreciation, encouragement and reward from time to time, may help in harnessing the best from them.
4. Nurture Creativity
If you want creative workers to contribute maximum, give them enough time to play. Remember that if an organization manages it’s creative employees, they in turn help the organization to grow. Also nurturing creativity will develop a strong work- life balance in the organization.
5. Show an exemplary leadership
A leader should be like a post of light to guide people, but at the same time, not be a hindrance to them. He should be role model. Micro management sometimes helps, especially in the early periods and is a great step to analyze or forecast the problem, but it should not be the way to control the team.
6. Pay more attention to unhappy customers
Bill Gates once told “The most unhappy customers are your greatest source of further improvement”. Appropriate efforts must be made to manage customer dissatisfaction through having right channels to express their grievances. Human Resource professional should be able to transform the negative situations into the positive ones.
7. Human resource should not be goodie-goodie to employees
As an HR, you should never expect to be loved by everyone. People will judge, condemn and give their opinion about the ungrateful people of the company. The need is to keep your morale high as “HR” and continue working.
8. Create a culture of innovation, accepting change, and a cordial work environment
With the changing business scenario, accepting change is the most critical aspect. This may be achieved by changing the corporate culture, which demands people to change and observe rule. Human resource department most respond to this. Recruiting new people may be a wiser decision than retraining inefficient, incompetent people. The latter may damage the organization. Remember you may have to loose heavily if the right culture is not prevailing, in spite of the best strategies being adopted in your company. If your employees do not love your organization how the customers will love it
9. Cultivate an environment of effective communication across the organization
HR must have all ears towards its employees. The manager must have the skill to listen to their employees. This effective communication may be associated with performance review and taking interviews on employee grievances.
10. Select the people cautiously to go up the ladder
Before selecting any person to go up the ladder, you must assess his capability, willingness to work, character, integrity, and potential for higher positions.
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Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctorate from IIT, BHU Dr. D. Rai has more than 46 years of research & academic experience. His career spans across the industry and academia from playing the role of Head of Department at Research & Development Center for Iron and Steel to being the Director for reputed management colleges. He has published 65 research papers and filed 5 patents and 7 copyrights. He plays the role of an Advisor and Chief Mentor at Ripples Learning.