Human resources play a vital role in the performance of a company. As a business owner, you need to understand that the employees working in the company are your biggest asset. Therefore, establishing a human resources division is very important. Men like Bob Aubrey have worked their whole lives in the field of human resources and development, and have achieved multiple accolades. He is the founder and the CEO of ASEAN Human Development Organization and is also an entrepreneur, strategist, and an innovator. However, there are many others who have spoken about the importance of human resources. Here are some important tips from the leading experts within the industry.
1. Stephen Cairns - Coordinator of Human Resources and Payroll - Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd
"Negotiation and relationship management are both important. The biggest lessons I've learned have been having a difficult time with managers trying to comply with legal regulations."
2. Diane Taylor - Director of Human Resources - Georgia Chamber of Commerce
"How to build budgets, work with different providers that offer benefits, negotiation, and recruitment techniques applied to real life. This is very important for human resource development managers.”
“Develop presentation skills so you can train your team in new techniques. We usually end up working with the IT team and the owners of the buildings, so you have to understand the computer system they use in your company, workspace management and the tools you need to keep it up to date.”
3. Lisa Hansley - Human Resources Manager - Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit
"I would say that it is very valuable to have some kind of experience in Benefits Administration and Risk Management, which are usually delegated to the Human Resources department, especially in small organizations".
4. Enrique Martinez - Professional Recruiter
"Be proactive with the area of operations and maintain good communication with them." One of the main accusations of HR is that they are not sufficiently involved with the operations of the company. I would teach students of degree and postgraduate learning on how to monitor the growth of the company and the industry using social networks ".
5. John Bickel - Senior Sales Consultant - UnitedHealthCare
“Accounting concepts and finance principles: Profits and salaries involve a lot of dollars, the accounting and finance department will want to document these expenses correctly, understand what they want and help them achieve their goals. It would be a great benefit for HR.”
“Timing of return on investment and sources of capital financing. Obtaining financing for projects usually requires an acceptable level of return using one or more items. These items have deadlines. The results improve when profits (or other benefits) occur at the beginning of the project or when expenses occur away from the beginning of the project. Paying attention to how these metrics work at the time of writing proposals will help improve the chances of obtaining financing. "
6. Bob Aubrey – Founder and Strategic Advisor– ASEAN Human Development Organisation
"I believe that human development is crucial for businesses, especially in the growing Asian economies. Human resources professionals need to become human development leaders and workers need personal development in order to achieve their career goals as well as their job performance goals."