Leadership Essentials: Understanding HR
Even if your organisation has a dedicated Human Resources (HR) Department or Section, it is important that you as a leader understand the fundamentals of HR processes so that you can use relevant HR policies and procedures appropriately and objectively and influence and contribute to those processes if and when required.
‘Leadership Essentials: Understanding HR’ provides an overview of why an understanding of HR is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how understanding HR can help you become a better leader.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at understanding HR in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
- Recruitment / Onboarding
- Exit Management
- HR Procedures
"It’s a greatly under-appreciated fact of workplace life that leaving a good last impression is just as important as making a strong, initial impact."
The Institute of Leadership & Management (2018)
"The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world."
Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder of Apple Inc.
"Human resource management procedures set out the ways in which certain actions concerning people should be carried out by the management or individual managers."
Michael Armstrong Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice