The People Factor

The People Factor

With all the meetings on product/market strategy, equipment investment, production goals and timelines, profit margin, and business necessities, who is taking care of your people? HR–that’s who.

Gone are the days when people were the un-attended factor. Remember when people came to work and did an outstanding job, for little pay and reward, only because it was the right thing to do? Gone are those days. Generally, people are most interested in knowing if their job, environment, even the boss is right for them. If not, they will gladly and quickly move on.

That is why it is critical for HR to be a People Champion, Chief People Officer, a Human Resources Executive—not simply someone cranking out applicants, but someone spending critical time in planning the company’s strategy for the future.

Any good HR person can find people. However, a true HR professional understands the real people-needs.

A true HR Pro…

Knows the People

The HR Pro recruits both internally and externally to identify and promote the best talent. They strategically see performance needs and gaps. They understand that sometimes current employees want to be recruited, too.

Is Highly Effective at Onboarding

The HR Professional engages new people, with the intent of welcoming them to the team and retaining their loyal commitment by showing interest in their person, their goals, their careers, and their hidden talents. They know that when employees become engrossed in, absorbed and fully committed to their work, there is synergy that causes the employee to be energized and fulfilled, while increasing their effectiveness in meeting company goals.

Gives Effective Total Rewards

Total rewards are changing daily. What makes your people happy? The true HR professional knows that boredom is human – some variation in work can change the game for employees who are bored. People want to feel important, stable, and recognized. People also want to feel like they’re going somewhere – advancement opportunity is critical. Anyone happy with stagnancy is probably not someone a progressive employer wants on their team.  If you think a simple paycheck is reward enough, please think again.

SHRM SCP and CP Certification’s largest module is simply called “People.” Can you believe it? The proof is in the research. Happy, satisfied, and engaged people truly are a critical factor in business success, and HR is charged with the responsibility of leading the way. Let your SHRM-certified HR Pro lead – it makes great business sense.

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