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Why HR is Important in an Organization

Shalu Bhatti
Each and every organization needs an HR manager for successful functioning. But why is an HR manager important in an organization? Read on to understand the roles and responsibilities of an HR personnel in an organization.
There are many forces that drive an organization together and makes it reach its goal and objectives. A successful organization should have a perfect balance of capital, materials and manpower.
The quote, “15 % success is due to technical skills and 85 % due to the skills in human engineering”, makes absolute sense When it comes to business organizations.
All of us would agree to the fact that if you have all the capital and the infrastructure that you need, but you don't have good manpower to utilize those resources effectively, then there is no way that the organization would be a successful one!
On the other hand, well trained and a well equipped manpower will always prove to be beneficial when it comes to utilizing the available resources to the best of their capabilities, eventually contributing to the success of the organization and the person responsible for meeting the organization's need for well qualified employees, is the HR manager.
An HR manager is responsible for many important functions in an organization. This includes recruiting or training employees meeting the organization's criteria, taking care of their payroll and salaries, and handling other important issues related to HR management.

Why is HR Planning Important in an Organization?

In order to survive in a business environment wherein competitors are just waiting to knock you off the league, you must be very sure about each and every step you take for the organization's success which includes the people that you hire to work in your organization!
There is a certain hierarchy that an organization follows in order to have a proper and synchronized set of accountability and responsibilities. Therefore human resource planning is of vital importance in an organization so that the right amount of candidates can be hired in the right numbers with the right qualification, experience and potential.
The logic is simple, the HR should be well equipped to be able to judge and identify the potential candidates and use their potential profitably for the organization through training and exposure. The employees should be hired based on the requirements which can be identified only when the manpower hierarchy is properly planned.

What is the Role of HR in an Organization?

We see the increased need for efficient HR managers in an organization just by the fact that so many esteemed institutions are offering specialized degrees in the field of human resource management.
An HR manager is the one that brings manpower or employees in an organization and it is depending upon the employees that the organization fare as the best among the rest.
Right from advertising for vacancies, to shortlisting the resumes, to the interviews, to the recruitment, to the internal training and even after that, the HR has to make sure that he channelizes the best of his knowledge to get the best for his organization and to sustain its manpower assets in the best way.
Here are some key roles which would help you understand as to why HR is important in an organization in a better way:
  • Selection and recruitment of the required number of employees.
  • Training and development of the recruited employees so that they can meet the organization's purpose behind hiring them.
  • Proper maintenance of the employees records and documents and making sure that all their information remains confidential.
  • Another among the vital responsibility of an HR is to manage the remuneration aspects of the employees which includes their compensation, perks, benefits, and so on.
  • An HR plays an important role in employee retention. Just hiring the employees is not enough, you should also be able to motivate them to stick to your organization through constant appraisals, appreciation and other employee appreciation techniques. This helps in building up their morale and keeps the employees loyal to the organization.
  • An HR also keeps a track on the employee conduct, performance and behavior within the organization.
  • Change is inevitable in an organization, which is why the HR is responsible for keeping a track of the transformation and changes that keep occurring in the business environment.
To put the importance of an HR manager into one line, an HR manager is the one that maintains the supply, quantity and the quality of the human resource in an organization. Which is why each and every employer expects their HR manager to meet the job description of human resource manager in the perfect way.
A HR manager is not only an employee, he is the ultimate source of providing the organization with the most powerful resource it needs human resource.