When many people think about human resources, they think about the gatekeepers of new employees.
That department is the one that’s responsible for figuring out who gets hired and why, and also must make sure that company policies are developed and adhered to. But actually, there’s a new role for human resources that many companies and professionals are embracing: employee engagement. The culture of a company isn’t just dependent on its management or its ethos. It’s dependent on each and every department so that employees engage and therefore contribute more positively to the bottom line.
Engagement can be viewed both negatively and positively. Burnout means that employees no longer want to be part of a company that they feel just uses them and doesn’t help them have a balance in life and work. But there’s a flip side to that, too. How does human resources make itself essential to engagement? This graphic explains it.
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