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What is HR’s most important role?

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Some folks are going to disagree with me on this post. Based on my experience on both ends (as an employee and as a manager who frequently works with human resource professionals), I believe that HR’s most important role is to make sure the company does not get sued. There are complex regulations and laws related to employment. HR’s number one priority is to make sure the company follows the laws and regulations.

There is nothing right or wrong about this. However, this has some implications to you as an employee:

  • When you have interpersonal issues or hold grudges against certain colleagues, don’t naively think that HR will be your trusted counselor to resolve the issue. They come from totally different perspective and motivation.
  • HR’s priority and your priority are different.
  • When you deal with HR, you need to be business-like and professional. Again, HR is not your personal counselor. Don’t reveal personal, sensitive information to HR. Otherwise, you’re risking your career and your future.

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