Human resources has often been compared to as existing somewhere between doing what you know is fair, and being at the whim of the company executive team. It’s not always a comfortable place to be and it can best be described as walking a tightrope high above a tank of sharks.
As a human resource professional, you may not be fully aware of what your company’s CEO really wants you to accomplish in any given time. In this very unique career, it can be hard to know what is in the best interests of those you work for and the employees who work for the company. There are plenty of conflicts that will arise. Yet, you still must ‘fix’ anything that does happen to go wrong.
It is possible to narrow down what your job duty’s entail, simply by adopting the mindset of a true organizational leader. To do this, consider the following accomplishments that your CEO (and others) may expect from you.
- Communicate Properly – The CEO expects HR professionals to be a part of the evolving vision of the company. It is up to you to create the roadmap of growth and communication within the organization. It is often part of your job is ensure the company reaches these goals by hiring the right people to do so.
- Manage Human Assets – Your CEO expects you to be a part of actively growing the company. Your goal is to ensure that you maintain adequate staffing. You also have to track these human assets. Using an employee management system, it is possible to properly manage the recruitment and compensation process.
- Create the Corporate Culture – Did you know that the CEO expects you to create the company’s corporate culture? After all, the people you bring into the company help to form this. Planning cultural building activities, marketing the business as a good place for employees, and engaging employees with upper management are key ways to do this.
- Empower Employees – Yet another area of focus for the HR pro is on empowering employees. This ensures that you are accurately selling the company to new hires and that you are helping them to use resources to become the best employees they can be once you bring them on board.
Management wants HR to communicate, build the company from an employee standpoint, and to help make the place a good place for top talent to want to work. It is not an easy task, but one you can do.