Role of Human Resource in organization development


Human resource department plays important roles towards the successof an organization. The organization needs to realign itself to meetever-changing trends in the business community to be competitive andremain relevant in the market. Organization development can be seenas a way of improving an organization through changes that involvethe focus on effective use of the company`s employees. The humanresource plays vital role in the development of best company cultureby recruiting highly skilled workers. HR department also initiatestraining programs to enhance the skills of employees.

The talent recognition is important for the HR to ensure the growthof the organization by hiring, building strong employee relationship,motivating high potential employees through better pay, recognitionand better-working conditions and ensuring the growth of employees byproviding knowledge and skills to suit market demands throughseminars and training. The HR department provides leadership bydesigning measures and maintaining policies of an organization toensure that employees gear their energy towards the achievement ofgoals for the growth of the organization. The organizational growthrequires effective talent development and use, thus, the HRdepartment needs to put more resources to build employees` talents(Becker and Gerhart, 1996).

The best strategy for HR to enhance organization growth is byensuring the delivery of its mission. The successful organizations,therefore, have well-organized structures to ensure that employeesknow how to perform their duties well. The HR leaders have a duty todevelop talent to ensure effective service delivery to clients by aproduction of quality products. The first initiative of HR is todevelop a structure that works best for stakeholders and organizationbased on the culture, resources, values and missions and make therecommendation for adoption by the CEO. It, therefore, calls forcontinuous alignment of organizational needs with staff skills andpassion through continuous training programs for talent development.The HR has to create the environment that ensures staff`saccountability for so that success can be measured. This provides theopportunity for HR to address barriers to organizational and employeeeffectiveness (Need, 2006).


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Need, W. C. D. (2006). Human resource management: Gaining acompetitive advantage.