25th July, 2016
Two aspects are critical for human resources success:
In many organizations, line managers are charged with various HR tasks, such as performance appraisals, candidates’ interviews, salary raise recommendations and many others. Importantly, HR specialists should not resent the line managers’ involvement in these HR tasks; they should welcome the line managers expanded HR role because it will create a valuable partnership where HR professionals will back up line managers by helping them analyze employees’ performance, evaluate learning needs, develop subordinates training plans and improve their coaching abilities.
There are five HR roles that should be the responsibility of line managers:
It is not easy for line managers to fulfill these roles, because of their work load, shortage of competencies, traditional or ‘routine’ workload and the limited support they may receive from human resources professionals. Therefore:
Effective collaboration between human resources management and line management will be achieved when members of both teams learn from and understand each other. Line managers will learn valuable lessons about the human side of the business, and human resources professionals will learn how their efforts and choices can affect the success of the organization. A partnership between them will drive the success of any business.