How many companies can say that human resources is their least popular department? They are often made out to be the people nobody wants to talk to in business but don’t fret because there are ways to change that. With some easy steps the Human Recourses department can actually be loved and a benefit to employees.
In Office Networking
The Human Resource team should always be looking to network with their peers. This means making an effort to take a walk around the office and get to know every employee no matter what his or her title is. If HR can show respect for the people around them it will be reciprocated.
No Internal Politics
Many companies will have internal politics of some kind. HR should veer away to not become associated with either side. Even though you are staying away from these internal politics, you should be pretty knowledgeable about them. This way you don’t say anything that people may take offense to.
Become a Leader
Most jobs offer opportunities to exhibit leadership qualities, no matter what the level or job title is. To become a leader you must first show the personality traits of a leader; honesty, passion, commitment, and goals. Try your best to show one of these a day and you will gain the respect of other employees faster then you think. Lastly, give credit where it’s due and emphasizing the team’s efforts instead of just your own makes people more inclined to work with you and go the extra mile.