hi i am newly join in manufaturing company please tell me role of hr ? wat is daily work of hr? and give me details of new policies?
From India, Pune
Raj Kumar Hansdah

Dear Taniya

Considering you are a fresher/new to HR, you had asked a very relevant and pertinent question in just the right discussion board, "Talk To Seniors", and I am sure seniors would interpret not just the "letters" but the "spirit" in which you had posted your query.

Unfortunately, at times our seniors feel exasperated, if the scope of the query is too wide or too open. Moreover, the first responses always sets the tone for further discussions - "groupthink" at work ! :confused:

I am happy to see that you braved all the criticism, and kept responding appropriately !! :icon1: (Keep your faith intact - this is really a good, useful forum for HR professionals)

I list hereunder, a few (bullet) points as my response to your original query - which is good enough, as I have always felt that experience means the ability to resolve a query, despite the fact that certain key information are missing, by trying best to reconstruct on certain data-based assumptions.
  • "....which an individual can impress his/her boss easily....."
Yes, as one of our memeber has rightly pointed out, it is extremely important to have a good healthy relationship with your boss. Many of the HR, OD and Quality initiatives are Top-driven, where the CEO is the process-owner and his involvement is absolutely essential for success of the initiative.

  • I would divide your daily important tasks in three categories: "status quo", "fire-fighting" and "the road ahead"
"Status quo" are those tasks which are routine; or as per a schedule or calendar; are of mechanical routine nature; the "daily grind" tasks.

"Fire-fighting" are those tasks which are important and urgent; which were supposed to be completed "yesterday".

"the road ahead" are the tasks about which you should be passionate. they can be long-term road maps; new initiatives.
  • "Status quo" tasks :
Monitor the day's attendance - check Duty rosters, take remedial steps (e.g. since you are looking after security, deploy substitute manning)

Updation of manpower MIS - new joining, separation etc.

Schedule of Training prog. - update status & monitor progress

Employee services - administer Leaves, clear backlog of service/salary related processes, any employee request pending decisions

Legal compliances - review progress as per the calendar of periodical submissions

Manpower planning incl. recruitment - review progress and perform the daily activity

Employee engagement activities.

This is not an exhaustive list. Add on this list. It would comprise of almost 70% of your time.

  • "Fire-fighting" tasks :
These are the tasks that would require immediate attention. It might include matters of industrial relations, employee indiscipline, some breakdown of activities/services, urgent recruitment on account of separation, disability, death or functional requirements etc; Legal complications......

in a few weeks you'll be able to compile your own list of activities.

  • "the road ahead" tasks :
these are the tasks that will earn you the appreciation of not only your boss, but the whole organization.

Study the organization, the system and processes. can you improve on it ? Is there an HR manual? Does it contain some gaps or some vague information or does not addresses certain requirements? You can have an improved manual and an HR policy for the organization. You can prepare draft policies and seek approval, on - Leave, Official Travel, car, laptop, Leave travel, Performance Management System, salary and compensation etc.

Initiatives on implementation of quality systems; CMM, six sigma etc.; employee engagement activities, QWL etc.

Access/Attendance/ID system

You can take them up one at a time or concurrently, depending on the management's enthusiasm and support.

I hope you would have your hands full with these; and appreciations shall follow.


From India, Delhi

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