BlogsThe Purpose of HR

December 20, 2017, by John Welches

Many companies either misunderstand the true purpose of human relations or they put the focus on the wrong objectives. At Centennial, we believe that not all organizations are created the same and that each company’s HR goals need to be customized to meet a company-wide mission. When you understand your goals, you will have a stronger sense of purpose on which to build your HR platform.

There are three general objectives that HR should achieve within any company:

1. Best Use of Talent
Human resources should help ensure that your organization has the right people in the right places at the right times. In other words, are you maximizing the talent within your company? You want the proper employees filling the roles they are best suited for. Organization, efficiency and productivity will all be improved when the right people are in place and focused on where they can make the most impact.

2. Strategic Planning
Try not to think of your HR strategy as an “HR agenda” but rather a “people strategy.” What does this mean? You are trying to maximize the talent in your organization, which means having the right people in place and providing the proper support, training, benefits, discipline and resources to help them get the most out of their roles within the company. With a people-first approach, you will be more successful than coming up with a broad HR agenda and trying to force people into it.

3. Reaching Full Potential
The HR role should be integral to any company’s success. With strategic planning and talent management, you can truly help transform your business and enable the organization to reach its full potential. This may include taking risks and being more innovative. Seek out opportunities for change and growth.

If you follow these general rules, you will have a stronger sense of purpose when it comes to HR management. Then, you will be able to further define your HR strategy to meet your company’s specific goals and maximize your employee talent.

For more information about HR management, benefits planning and strategic planning, contact Centennial today. We’ll help you find your HR purpose.