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Creating a purposeful human resources department

For many Kentucky businesses, every day functions are critical to facilitating organizational success. Without distinctive departments responsible for important tasks related to finance, marketing and business development among others, a company's growth would be hampered by inefficiency and lack of leadership. One of the most crucial departments is human resources. HR leaders are responsible for encouraging employee growth, satisfaction, and loyalty and facilitating employee needs. 

According to Chron, human resource departments have six primary functions they are responsible for including the following:

  • Compensation and benefits.
  • Recruiting talent.
  • Developing and training employees.
  • Creating positive employee relations.
  • Prioritizing safety in the workplace.
  • Encouraging compliance with company precedents and protocols.

In order to be effective at the important tasks HR leaders are responsible for, they must be committed to their company and exemplify how they wish their employees to behave. Forbes suggests some other steps that leaders can take to be effective including the following:

  • Aligning company goals within departments.
  • Recruiting talent who understand company initiatives and are loyal to achieving company objectives.
  • Defining an organizational purpose that reflects company values and mission.
  • Measuring the effectiveness of HR programs that are currently functioning in the organization.

HR leaders who truly understand their role in facilitating company success will realize that achievements begin with their employees. This means they will go out of their way to recognize and praise employees on their strengths. They will find ways for employees' to utilize their strengths and build their core competencies. Lastly, they will leverage each employees strengths in a way that propels their organization ahead of the competition. 

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