Even with the sudden surge in automation and machine learning, human resource still remain an indispensable part of organizations. With only 14% of departments daring to invest in artificial intelligence, humans continue to be at the centre of all corporate functions and emotional intelligence continues to be one of the most influential features of employee management.
The HR approach operates on the notion that employees are more than just workers. They have their own sets of challenges, aspirations and motivations to cater to. This brings in the need for a department dedicated to managing these needs and aspirations and if possible, use them for the benefit of the employee and the company.
The HR department of a company is dedicated to catering to the needs and aspirations of the employees. It manages the time schedules, delegates work and makes decisions about disciplinary actions. Along with general human resource management, the HR department has the following functions: