In continuation to my last article on Cornerstone of HR Value Chain (Employee Engagement) Part - 2
Communication- This is a process of transferring information from one source to another. Communication is commonly defined as "the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs". Communication can be perceived as a two-way process in which there is an exchange and progression of thoughts, feelings or ideas towards a mutually accepted goal or direction. It is very much required in current scenario. We need to have a strong communication channel in place. Various surveys says that weak communication between the employee and employer leads to uncertainty and creates unsoloicited situation.
Employee Advocacy: - As an employee advocate, HR professional plays an integral role in organizational success via his knowledge about and advocacy of people. This advocacy includes expertise in how to create a work environment in which people will choose to be motivated, contributing, and happy.
This role also encompasses HR Professionals involvement in the day- to-day problems, concerns and needs of employees. We need to facilitate and ensure that we are listening, responding, and finding ways to provide employees with resources that meet their changing demands. As higher and higher demands are placed on employees, HR professionals and line managers who serve as employee advocates creatively seek and implement the means for employees to voice opinions and feel a sense of ownership in the business which help to maintain the healthy “psychological contract” between the employees and the company.
In my next article I shall attempt to talk about Employee diployment and Employee Assimilation including onboarding and orientation processes. Watch out this space!