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Effectiveness in Human Resources

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What does an organization need to do to ensure an effective HR department? In order to run an effective human resources department, you must devise a strategy for achieving key human resources needs to include, employee recruitment and retention, motivation, development and engagement.

What can the HR department do to ensure its effectiveness? Ensured effectiveness can be achieved by using the strategic management process. Strategic planning is an effective method of determining an organization or department's course over the next year, as well as setting measurements of success. This process is useful whether your human resources department consists of one person or 20.

What role do employees play in helping to achieve this goal? Management can use human resources' highly visible status in the organization to their advantage by modeling change for others. By management serving as a role model, they will help to obtain buy-in from other employees by demonstrating real commitment to the change process, guide others concerning the right way to act and help employees overcome their own resistance to change. If management does not set the example, other employees can hardly be expected to follow suit.


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Ensuring the effectiveness of an HR department entails that the organization devises a strategy for the key human resources which includes devising strategies for achieving objectives or concrete goals to uphold the mission of the organization. One of these strategies is the development of policies and procedures that will take advantage the company's strengths and at the same time, counteract the weaknesses. The organization can achieve this by creating a plan that outlines how to go about with the employee development training and motivation. The HR department makes sure that the organization has enough supply of competent staff to complete the work that is needed to achieve the organization's mission and goals.
Among the most critical goals of a business is to increase productivity. HR professionals establish policy, procedures and employee development programs to connect to this goal. They know that the foundation of productivity are the high-performing and most innovative employees of the organization. The key term is to hire and retain high quality ...

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This solution discusses the following:
- what HR needs to do to ensure an effective HR department
- how HR can ensure HR effectiveness
- employees' role in helping achieve HR goals
- HR goals
- HR responsibilities and duties to achieve their goals