Roles & Responsibilities of HR Managers in Growing Organizations


HR manager role[Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the role of an HR manager in good and bad times. With the upsurge of economic crisis and troubled times ahead, the role of HR managers is constantly evolving. Before going ahead with the do’s and dont’s in times of crisis, let’s get back to the basics and take a brief overview at the core functions of an HR manager. Do use the comments section below to share your thoughts.]

With advancement in technology, conventional methods are being replaced by new-age techniques. Globalization is on the rise and companies are spreading out all around the world, no longer restricted by geographical barriers. Economies are rising and falling and evolving continuously. Adding to the turmoil are stringent laws and regulations passed, leading to a constant void waiting to be filled with effective policies that follow all the legal guidelines and at the same time are not compromising on the organization’s survival. In the midst of all this, is a function necessary, but minimally looked upon – the human resource function. In a quest to integrate the operations and strategies of a business across a wide array of products, services, ideas, and cultures, the role of human resource managers is constantly evolving. HR managers, who were once confined to handling basic data work and routine record keeping amongst employees, are now exposed to an evolving nature of diverse workforce complexities, legal obligations, and strategic management of the organizational goals.
With that background, first let’s shed some light on the conventional HR functions and the traditional role of HR managers:


According to research, the human part of your organization tallies up to 80 per cent of your organization’s assets; reason enough for you to QC your human resource function. To build a team of professionals, it is of utmost importance to have an equally professional and well-managed HR department. A slipshod HR function will cost your organization’s future and compromise on its achievements. To summarize, the role of an HR manager is to maintain law and order in the organization and amongst the employees, which further extends to attracting, engaging and retaining top talent.

It’s high time to direct the people who are responsible for giving direction to everyone else.

Namrata is the marketing and content specialist at sumHR. Currently pursuing her MBA, she has a knack for writing with a tinge of humor. Part of her day is spent thinking what to write, and the rest of it, wondering what on earth has she written! (the end results are quite surprising though).

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  • Andy

    Great job. Good depth to the article. Your writing is crisp and highlights some essential points. Sums up the role of an HR which is generally considered ordinary by most.

  • Kamlesh Solanki

    Hi the post is very helpful as i want to know more regarding the same topic so could you please suggest an book ….


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