The Role of HR in theOrganization
The role of HR in the organization is to develop strategy for human
resources that aligns with the larger business strategy, to contribute to
the creation of the business strategy, and to help other business functions
in their strategic roles. There are many internal and external factors that
influence the role of HR, such as globalization, changes in the workforce
and in the workplace, increased accountability, and increased focus on
Within an organization, HR may fall under Finance or Management, or it
may be a department of its own.
Let's take a look at some of the other functions in an organization:
In general, executive management is responsible for the overall
Finance and accounting departments plan for, account for, document, and
distribute financial resources according to the organizational strategy.
Marketing helps to bring in information about customers, sales, and
competitors, as well as to guide the organization's position in the market.
Management, or operations, is responsible for logistics, planning and
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IT makes business intelligence available and manages systems for
effectiveness and efficiency.
HR is a cross‐functional role that serves as a bridge between the different
functions, helps align human capital with business strategies, and
manages the life cycle of employees.
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