Allow me to introduce you to the concept of Strategic Human Resources:
Strategic Human Resources (HR) includes typical human resource components like recruitment, hiring, benefits, and the like. However, it also involves working with leaders to boost employee retention, improve the quality of the work experience, and to maximize the mutual benefit of employment for both the employee and the employer.
Strategic HR means identifying the current and future human resource needs for an organization to achieve its goals. It is the link between human resource management and the overall strategic plan of an organization. It is about being proactive so that employees have the necessary tools and attitudes to align with the direction in which the company is moving.
The best HR strategies always stay focused on getting the best performance from employees. Usually, this means matching the right talent to the right job; recognizing and developing skills, competencies and abilities; and, inspiring commitment, engagement and motivation.
Strategic Human Resources interacts with the other departments within MetroPlus in order to understand their goals – then, it creates a strategy that aligns with those operational goals, as well as with the mission, vision and values of the organization.
In the months to come, we will reveal more components of the Human Resource and Organizational Development strategy. For now, we want you to be informed regarding one element of that strategy - Employee Engagement. As mentioned above, HR & OD strategy involves working with MetroPlus’ leaders to boost employee retention, improve the quality of the work experience, and to maximize the mutual benefit of employment for both the employee and the employer. The Employee Engagement initiative is designed to achieve those objectives.
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Ryan Harris, Esq.
Chief Human Resource Officer