V.Raghunathan
Process Industry Consultant / Soft Skill
Stephen_7
Senior Officer - Hr
Samvedan
Consultancy_hr & Ir
+3 Others

dear sir i would like ask question about if i anew company can Hr manager interfere in operations if yes then upto what extent
Upto it does not affect Company's Revenue.
HR should make sure that safety measures are followed, Discipline and employee relations / welfare. He has to make sure that company goes smoothly by following all statutory compliances and employees safety.
Thanks.
Hi Vaishalidokhe,
Your query is of very general nature.
By design in any company, all departments are HR department's customers. It is imperative to say that a good HR is fully people oriented. Operations could be thought of as the back bone of any Organization. Inspite of Customer Supplier relationship HR has to make sure that peoples’ interests are always taken care of.
Now let us focus on your query. Suppose an HR man finds that in Operations department lot of Overtime is occurring, it can certainly be questioned politely.
Take another example. Let us say that more accidents occur in an Operations dept. HR can again politely question the reasons for the same. They can ask the subsequent implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
In both the examples cited above, HR in turn is answerable to Statutory Authorities.
What is interference or involvement depends also on the Company culture.
V.Raghunathan
Hello,
HR is a staff function i.e. a "Support function".
Making things happen is a line function.
HR has no authority over the "line" and therefore it should only play an "advisory role".
It is the personality of the concerned HR that perhaps makes him interfere in the line function.
This could be happening with best of intention but should be curbed just as it could be happening with "power mongering" motivations to impose self importance also.
One must know the intentions before sitting in judgement or initiating any "corrective" actions. Unless one has all facts and has taken an objective view of the matter and issues, it would vitiate organizational atmosphere.
Unless you share more facts and state the purpose of your query, I am afraid you are unlikely to receive correct advise.
Regards
samvedan
February 12,2015
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Though there is the line versus the staff functions in general, we can not insist on a water tight compartmentalization in certain cases. No doubt that demarcations should be there. But it should be mutually accepted.
You should certainly elaborate the issue with details.
Until or unless the service rules and regulations describe it no one can interfere in anyone's work.
The Hierarchy and reporting is well defined.
HR is a person who who is working as a bridge between management( Senior Staff ) and workers. in fact HR is only the people who are in touch with workers, because this is position with whom workers/staff can share their problem and other matter related to employee. so its major duty of an HR to make the growth of company he must be interfere in operation by only appropriate way means not disturbing the production but to interact with workers, making familiar relation with employee and really create a atmosphere where employee can do their work with joy in spite of tension or other mind upsets situation.

because as individual i think we have to create a situation where an employee can share his problem without any hesitation he have to believe that if he share his problem then we resolved that. when we create such type of atmosphere, he will work for only and only company growth.

so finally we can say that an HR can interfere in production but with care. because when any Hr is entering in production dept. that may be so many production people will not feel good and that will also not help full to HR job also.

So enter with care and your vision for entering must be clear and understood in positive way by the concern dept.
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