HRP Practitioner Meaning and Role23rd February 2021
A HR practitioner is a person who works within the human resources department in a company or organization. Duties are varied and include finding candidates to fill job vacancies, writing job descriptions and person specifications, assisting employees with any problems they are experiencing and ensuring all paperwork such as employment contracts are up-to-date. HR practitioners often specialize in a variety of sectors.
Talent Acquisition should be anchored in the principle of “hiring for attitude and polishing the skills”. It should be HR’s lookout if the applicant is culturally fitted to the organization or not.
Employee Relations / Engagement is expected to create programs that will enhance the work or professional relations within the organization. And Employee Discipline is centered on the principles of due process while upholding respect and impartiality in handling each administrative case.
It is also HR’s responsibility to ensure that the Compensation and Benefits of the organization are externally competitive and internally equittable. If those will not be given emphasis, productive and talented employees will be pirated by others. There should also be a Performance Management System that is clearly established and is less subjective in measuring the actual performance of each employee that is based on updated job description and behavioral or attitudinal attributes that were laid down from the very beginning.
HR should also rally for budget on Learning and Development in order to create a culture of voraciousness to learn and upgrade one’s self. Without sharpening the saw of the employees, after a period of time, the organization will have a problem promoting qualified employees because there is a surplus of dead logs.
Organizational Development is centered on research and HR data analytics. This is the brain of HR. It provides quality information which programs, interventions, HR standpoints and recommendations are based from. It is an independent body, quite a tall order but this is the nucleus of integrity.
Having said all of these, an HR practitioner is expected to always have a mindset that he or she should always be bigger than politics, criticisms, envies and attacks. Of course, perfection is not what I mean. It is trustworthiness and sensibilty. HR’s loyalty is not to a person or to anyone but to the common good and sustainability for everyone.
Our profession may not be the most glamorous, but it is certainly not the profession for those with weak hearts, underdeveloped moral fibers and who are less analytical.
Short Term and Long-Term Human Resource Planning
Short Term Human Resource Planning is essentially derived from the long-term human resource planning, which is usually done for a period of 1 year. It contributes towards fulfilment of long-term objectives and one of the key issues involved in short term Hunan Resource Planning is matching of available human resources with the existing jobs. Long Term Human Resource Planning is essentially done for a period of five years or sometimes beyond it.
Human Resource Planning and HRIS
Availability of a robust HRIS in an organization can play a crucial role in determining the effectiveness of Human Resource Planning in an organization. A well-developed HRIS, can enable availability of crucial information or data regarding the human resources and accordingly result in accurate projections for the future requirements.