The New Roles of the Human Resources Professional

Enough of stereotyping the role of a human resource professional, there isn’t time for this impractical joke anymore. For the time, has arrived when management and peers alike start viewing the importance of a talent manager and understand the various roles they play in the success of a company and individual’s career. Gone are the days, when they would simply write the job descriptions and take interviews of potential candidates, and later negotiate with them for bringing them onboard.

Today, standing on the threshold of 2018, we can proudly say that the roles of human resource professional has moved beyond the dogma and has more power, leadership and management skills involved. HR is not just about filling paper work anymore but to fill in the organization with the right people and help companies attain their goal.

If we give a closer look at the role that a professional human resource is playing, there will be many layers to it. The functions that they pull up with much ease is directly related to the success of the company.

Administrative & Executive Role- It won’t be hard to believe that most of the employees feel it’s better to suffer than to ring the bell of death to the HR. It has been assumed for the longest time, that the job of a professional human resource is to abide by the rules of the C-suite of the organization, and not to address employee’s grievances. But with time, the notion also needs to change, an HR has become an independent department free of all biases. Today, they spin their own rules against complaints and execute the role of an administrator with much respect.

Strategic Partners-  It will be very wrong to assume that HR is a small part of an organization, rather it’s a pillar on which an organization lays its foundation. Human Capital Management is more than just a department, they are strategic partners, who help the organization to design strategies and build policies for the welfare of the company. Their role includes succession planning, employee development, learning and development training sessions, etc.

Employee Advocate- By advocate, we don’t mean someone who defends the employees, but a human capital management system which creates a very holistic environment for the organization's personnel to work. A talent manager builds a work environment wherein the employees are comfortable working at and feels motivated to contribute.
Change Carrier- Only when we change we grow is the mantra behind the new wave which HR these days are splashing over. There are constant changes in the technological aspect, culture development, strategies, etc., and it is the duty of the HR to be the flag bearer of these changes and adopt it in the system as soon as possible.

To withhold the success of the organization, it has become utmost important to change the perception with which HR has been for many years.


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