If your company has employees, then it has human resources needs. The larger the company, the larger the needs. A qualified human resources coordinator ensures that everything within the HR department runs smoothly and is handled efficiently. And because HR affects so many areas of a company, the effects of a well-run HR department extend well beyond the department itself.
Here are five ways overall productivity increases when a skilled coordinator organizes your HR department.
1. HR Department Coordination
An HR coordinator is responsible for the overall consideration of the office environment and employee experience. Larger HR departments will have specialists to supervise each of these areas. A new hire, for instance, will have onboarding, payroll, benefits, training and other issues to be handled. The HR coordinator makes sure that the employee is ready to perform their duties in a timely manner. The faster the employee’s onboarding process goes the sooner they can do productive work for your business.
HR Responsibilities Include:
- hiring and firing
- health and welfare of employees
- performance reviews
2. Legal Compliance
HR responsibilities also include a number of state and federal laws governing the workplace. A few examples of this are the environment, payroll, record-keeping, Worker’s Comp insurance, and tax withholding. Handling these issues properly is complicated enough, and if they’re mishandled, your company can lose valuable time. There is a chance of suffering financial penalties as well. An HR coordinator ensures none of these vital regulations are overlooked.
3. Efficient Resolution of Employee Issues
When employees have questions or concerns, they will turn to the HR department. The employee may not know how their issues can be resolved. The HR coordinator can act as a liaison between employees and the HR department, facilitating the resolution of their HR needs.
4. Managing Longstanding Issues
Some HR issues can’t be resolved easily. In the case of sticker HR issues, whether it’s a problematic workforce dynamic or a contentious (or even litigious) former employee, an HR coordinator can be devoted to overseeing the progression of those issues, while the rest of the department—and indeed, the company—can continue on with their jobs.
5. A Happy Workforce is a Productive Workforce
The employee experience should be at the forefront of every employer’s mind. If your workforce is distracted by delayed checks, confusing healthcare information, or a poisonous work environment, then they won’t be able to perform anywhere near their best. An HR coordinator can devote themselves to the strategic management and maintenance of the entire HR department, thereby establishing a firm foundation on which the entire employee experience is built. When employees feel secure and content in their work situation, they will be able to give you their peak performance.
As your company grows you may find your newly hired HR Coordinator needs assistants as well as a need to hire other C-Level executive assistants. As your company grows, take the same care with hiring as you did with hiring your Human Resources team.