Onboarding, Recruitment, Employee Engagement,
Human Resources Director
Strategic Communications
Pritha Pandey
Vp Marketing

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Hi All,
I am meeting many HR managers now a days and finding that most of them keep themselves engaged in various routine aspects and transactions rather than keeping the focus on long term benefits/relationships and internal employee satisfaction.
Is Hr all about recruiting and managing payroll???
Now a days these can be outsourced and HR can focus on more long term activities.
What are your views on these.

I dont know where you work, sir, But all of those whom you might have met are those working in the middle management or so. Because, I feel that the strategic HR occurs at a very High level of Probably CEO or so.
I like to hear from others too, before coming to a opinion.

Hi Vinay! In my opinion to carry pout any HR activity you need the support of the Top Management. However the execution takes palce by those in the lowest management levels. Regards, Shyamali
I would agree on Strategic is basically thinging and doing Urgent-Important things useful for longrun rather than doing tasks which are routine and are maintanence. HR is for taking the organisation upward continuously.
Hi there,
According to me we can find HR at all the following levels:-
Top Management
The top management basically dose the strategic part of the HR Functions ......these may inculdes policy formation and thinking how the organisation can be developed .the managerial level mainly implements, monitor it and the operational level perform it.
As i am still in learning process, my views may not be correct so, i would request all the members to correct me where ever I am wrong.

Hi, banarjee, I think you read a lot about HR than observe. Because what happens in a work climate is that, there is no clear line of distiction between the three levels that you mentioned. Every one has to do a little bit of all three. I dont find a mistake with you, because that is what a majority feel, including me some time back.

And Kishore sir, It is always always easy to say that what is strategic is what is planning. But what I think you could have observed is the daily routine that the HRs go through before this planning can take place. What essentially is required for good planning, particularly for HR is details of employee, their satisfaction levels, their contributions and every thing that you as an employee give them. This amounts to a huge amount of data, possibly more than what finance or marketing together can accumulate.
So there is a rigourous routine which a HR should go through to filter among all those, the relevant and sit down to plan, some thing STRATEGIC. So, when he is doing the operational work (ROUTINE) you might feel, whether HR is really strategic or not.
Revert back for further discussion and queries.

Yes I too agree.HR's routine tasks ultimately provide the feed for strategic planning & action.
You will many times see HR's doing lot of raoming,gossiping etc.However you may not realise that there is some strategic mind running behind all this roaming & gossiping.
At least the finance & marketing have visible data in terms of sales /cost figures but we HR have nothing as visible figures and our mind actually becomes the store house for all info before we could put in anything on paper as data ot report.......
Only those who are actually in to HR can understand what it is can not be described by words only.

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