3 Things HR Directors Are Thankful For
With Thanksgiving this week, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on some things that HR Directors can be thankful for. With a constantly growing landscape of available resources for businesses, some things are ever-changing (like technology) and others will always remain consistent (like service quality and relationships).
Below are 3 things that HR Directors have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Have something you’d like to add to the list?
HR Technology, When You Need It
With technology advancing so quickly across all different areas, it can be hard to keep up. And if you are trying to keep up, it’s very easy to never actually adopt anything that can make a real impact.
The best technology for you has two major factors: it works and you actually use it. You can have the greatest technology system in the world, but if you don’t actually use it, it won’t help you.
With HR, there are very powerful technologies for when you need it. HR tech that makes your everyday life easier, like
- Electronic signatures
These things take the “grind” out of HR and let you focus on what’s really important, your people.
Real Service When Technology Won’t Cut It
Technology won’t always be able to get you where you need to go, for one reason or another. Maybe it’s a learning curve on a new task you have to turnaround quickly and don’t have much experience with. Maybe the “computer gremlins” that your IT department throws blame to are at it again. Or maybe you’re just having a tough day and your brain isn’t flowing properly and you just want someone to talk you through it.
That’s when real service makes a difference.
Sometimes you just need to call someone. Not some 800 number with a bunch of operators with a help library on their computer. Someone you know, that gets you, and will work quickly on your behalf.
Need that report for the CFO by noon? A real service company has you covered. It’s built into the team.
The Growing Influence Of Human Resources
The voice and influence of HR is growing. And that means the value of Human Resources is finally being recognized. Executive teams are finally realizing what Human Resources has known for years:
- Happy employees produce at a high level
- Happy employees don’t quit
Most people think that success makes you happy, but it may actually be the other way around, and happiness drives your success.
With this new understanding and executive enlightenment, it makes the communication even more important between HR and CFOs. By leveraging the right systems and technologies, HR can align that vision with people and data to provide invaluable insights for company strategy and workforce management that drive profit margins and revenue.
What HR Resources Are You Thankful For?
Join the discussion on LinkedIn for things you’re thankful for!