What Role Leadership Management Plays In Human Resource Management?
With the constant change in business world, HR’s role keeps changing or can be said evolving. From a coach to a counselor, sometimes employee advocate, an HR is now even seen as a business strategist in some organizations. While fulfilling all the organizational goals, HRM becomes quite challenging.
In a survey conducted by World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA), ten most challenging tasks faced by various organizations were revealed. Around 35% of the companies were facing leadership development challenges; others being change management, staffing, retention management, organizational effectiveness, compensation issues, succession planning, benefits costing, learning and development.
Leadership Development has to be an important initiative if thought strategically, as it is the second biggest challenge faced in Human Resource Management.
Basically HR professionals are expected to select and help develop the future leaders for an organization by carefully providing imperative processes, proper means and their perspective in this regard.
For an organization to flourish and survive, it is necessary that the right employee is retained, the talent is identified and the employee is equipped with all the necessary support so that he/she becomes ready to take on leadership role in future for the benefit of the organization.
In order to elect the best-fit employee, following attributes of a good leader should be considered.
These aspects will definitely help the HR and managers to identify the right talent at the right time.
Spotting a talent — Talent is not at all useful until it is recognized. Thus it is extremely important that the flair in the employees is noticed and flourished for the company’s benefit and his/her own as well.
Mentoring — Mentoring new employees or help upgrading existing employees is also a part of successful leadership. An ideal employee is the one who is able to clearly interpret the ideas to the fellow employees and make sure each and every one of them gets the complete information about the same.
Providing a support system — Along with instructing subordinates what is to be done, an optimal leader will also be a support system so that his juniors can reach him whenever they are stuck in any kind of problem without any hesitation.
Apart from these, basically there are four qualities that a budding leader should possess — visionary (planning ahead keeping in mind what might be required in future), coach (helping others in meeting organizational goals), manager (taking on responsibilities) and architect (shaping and diving teams effectively). Although it is not possible for a single person to be a master in all four, but still it is expected that the leader takes it as a challenge and develop the qualities to a minimum required level eventually.