Is HR The 'Mom' Of The Office?
Mother's Day - 10 May
People in HR are usually seen as nurturers, who naturally care for others and want to build relationships with teammates. Their desire to have authentic connections play an important part in how they're able to manage people to make 'work life' enjoyable for team members, or at least less stressful.
Where there are groups of individuals, there will be both the best and worst of humanity on display. An HR professional's job is to deal with all of it (the good and the bad), while finding ways to ensure harmony and productivity. The way to keep humanity in human resources is to never lose sight of the fact that people come to work with their own sets of strengths and weaknesses, their own joys and deep concerns. This is why, people in HR enjoy having a more personal relationship with others and make team members feel comfortable sharing personal experiences — weekend getaways, travel, sports activities, illness, family and all the other things that influence how we interact with our teammates. To be able to do that, HR professionals have to be emotionally present, authentically caring but protected at the same time.
The humanity in human resources is the ability to help others by comforting them in difficulties they are facing. Most times, people know that they can't change the situation of something happening or what's going to happen but when they feel like someone is listening to them, it makes a huge difference. That is why one of the fundamental skills that an HR professional possesses is the ability to listen. By listening attentively, they understand the core problem and can help find a solution if there is one, or simply lend an ear.
Related article: Is it HR's job to make you happy at work?
Open-minded and flexible
In a world where everyone thinks they are right — we all look at things from different perspectives, depending on the experiences we have had, external factors from situations we are facing, or cultural differences. HR professionals have the capacity to view a situation from different angles as it is essential for them to have an open mindset, and be empathetic and caring. When you are empathetic, you can easily put yourself in another person's shoes and understand what they are going through — which enables you to better do what you can to care for their needs. Flexibility means being able to adapt to different situations to be able to cater for various needs of teammates (yes, it's a balancing act if needs clash within teams or with the organization's).
BrioHR's 'Moms' share their stories with us
How BrioHR's 'Moms' do it for their team members
(Clockwise from top left) Futsal session; 'Wear It Pink' for Breast Cancer Day; The Music Run 10km; BrioHR's 1st anniversary celebration; Plogging (jogging while picking up litter) at Bukit Gasing; Paintball session; Badminton game; Hiking at Bukit Tabur.
As an HR management software company, our initiative is to help others to make the 'working world' a better place for everyone. These are uncertain times and we know that many may have been impacted as they may have lost their jobs due to Covid-19. We are ideally placed to assist, so we've decided to start an initiative by launching Sharing is Caring to share CVs with hiring companies in our network.
How it works:
- If you have lost your job due to COVID-19 economic impact: Go to this link and drop your CV off. It will be displayed within our system immediately, for recruiters to access.
- If you are a recruiter from a company looking to hire: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll set you up with access to our Recruitment system. It's completely free.
If you are looking for an all-in-one HR management software which helps automate all your repetitive HR tasks, try BrioHR's software today. Click here to get a free demo!