HR - The Benefits of Having an HR Department by primusboy


									HR - The Benefits of Having an HR Department
An HR department is an important department in any company. The
department handles all the personnel aspects of your company as well as
training, paying, and benefits for your employees.
When it comes to hiring and firing employees, the HR department knows the
ins and outs of all the jobs - the duties, schedules, and expectations of
the job itself and of the area the person would be working in. They can
tell, when interviewing, whether the person's personality and skills
could be easily integrated into the company's work place, and where the
person's skills could be best used. In addition, the HR department can
also attend job expos, send staff to high schools and universities to
entice tomorrow's work force into your company.
Educating your employees, not only on the laws that protect them when it
comes to their rights and the National Minimum Wage, it also can develop
their skills in other ways by finding courses and classes that upgrade
their education or teach them new skills so that they can better benefit
your company. Training your employees to do the work in the way that you
would like it done is important so that it meets your standards. Your HR
department can help in that area, too. In addition, your HR department
can train your employees to work safely within their environment and look
out for the new guy and each other.
If your company offers benefits, such as medical and dental, your HR
department can facilitate that program by maintaining application forms
for eligible employees, claim forms, and benefit booklets to distribute
to your employees. If there are any identification cards that the
insurance company provides for your employees, the HR department can
handle the distribution of those, too. They can also provide any answers
and information to the questions your employees may have.
The HR department is there so that you and your employees can focus on
the success of your company. By dealing with disciplinary issues, hiring,
firing, education and training, as well as benefits and remuneration,
your employees can do just that. HR can even ensure that your employees
receive their earned raises and promotions to keep your employees happy.
Having an HR department is not a necessary, however, and should only be
considered if it is feasible for you and your company. Your time is
valuable, and if you prefer handling the discipline, education, and
payroll of your employees over hiring someone else to do it for you, that
is perfectly acceptable in today's business world.
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