Most organizations and companies have assigned a department that is dedicated for their employees, and this is known as the Human Resource or HR Department. In the past, the basic administrative responsibility of an HR is to focus on employees’ payroll, benefits, monitor sick leaves and personal day offs. But as the workplace gets bigger, and becomes more competitive, the HR roles are changing too, the roles and responsibilities are evolving too, to cope up with the technology and the changes it brings.
With the expansion of companies, and growing number of work force required, HR also became the department responsible in hiring, retaining, and firing employees. To be able to monitor these trends, the HR needs a database, an HR software to be able to keep track with the exact things they need to provide for the company, for the organization, and for each employee.
Technology has a lot to offer, and is a great help in the Human Resource department. And everyone knows that technology becomes more and more comprehensive as needs arise. The HR software gets developed as well, as technology offers something new. The developing systems and processes provide the company or organization with in-depth analysis about the work force they have and overall employee life cycle, and with those information, the company or organization can plan strategically.
Since today’s economy demands for a more proactive and strategic role for the HR department, companies and organizations are in need of HR software to achieve more accurate data, plan ahead of time, hire the right person for the right position at the right time, maximize the life-cycle of an employee, ease in retrieving files, keep track of every employees’ status, minimize payroll error in computations, keep track of the employees’ benefits, and ensure the development of each employee.
Depending on the size of the organization, the HR manager or the Department Head has the responsibility for all the functions that are related with the needs of the company’s or organization’s people. The roles and responsibilities of an HR manager or Department Head are Recruiting, Hiring, Training, Organization Development, Communication, Performance Management, Coaching, Policy Recommendation and Implementation, Salary and Benefits, Team building, Employee relations, and Leadership.
The role of the department bears the responsibility for all the processes and systems related to the company’s or organization’s people. Balancing of all aspects is their job, making sure that the managers and supervisors are well-developed in their potentials to be able to lead a team. The HR department is responsible for the brand image, since this department decides who to include in their team.