Workers’ Day – The Place of Contemporary HR

Commemorating the historic struggles of labor and workers, in 1889, May 1 was celebrated as the Workers’ Day. The first of May is a national, public holiday in many countries across the world. Times have changed a lot for the better now since then. From inception, the personnel department had always been a crucial fulcrum to striking a fine balance between employers of labor and workers.

The officers in this department had the responsibilities of hiring and firing employees, handling employee benefits and complaints etc. These duties are still there, today. However, with time and advancing technology, there has been a paradigm shift in the nomenclature and functions of HR which has now titled toward the concept of Digital HR. What used to be viewed by many as one of the least exciting areas in an organization is now one of the most dynamic places to work. Human Resource is evolving into more than just hiring and firing but having a huge impact on the employee experience and the future of work.

The Contemporary HR is transforming how the HR Professionals used to operates. It has helped to give HR a strategic seat at the table for business decision-making and ensures those decisions are based on verifiable data as against what used to be practiced.

Changes We See in the Role of Modern HR

  • HR as coaches, mentors, and thought leaders

In the early era of work, workers used to be scared of interacting with Personnel Managers/Officers because they could hardly be trusted and lack empathy and will be fired if they made errors or got into any kind of trouble. but today that mentality has changed, as employees often see HR has someone to go to with suggestions or feedback on how to improve employee experience and to gain insights into how to better their career and organization.

  • More Lenient on Social Media usage at work

Companies in the past had strict laws on using specific sites from the office computers. They blocked access right to the social media sites fearing distraction or low productivity during work hours. However, many companies and modern HR have become lenient, and seen the need for some specific roles. Also, the Personnel Manager roles have transitioned to HR Manager/Capital and now to a more specific Digital HR functions. The Digital HR is quite savvy when it comes to Talent’ hunt online from the social media portals and also knows the importance of getting work done using the internet and Business Intelligent tools. The HR is also more vocal and does not mind spreading Workers’ Day notes on the social media sites.

  • Work from Home Concept

This one is a game-changer too, so many HR Professionals have now realized that remote hiring and working of some selected functions in the workforce can also produce great results and reduce cost for the organization. HR is the driving force in building a cohesive work environment where employees are happy and growth can happen.

  • Use of Data for Analysis

In the past, employee’s data was just a formality. However, today with People Analytics, HR teams have realized the depth to which they can use such data. The Analytics HR can now predict if the employees have what it takes to stay in the company or see if they are more vulnerable to illnesses or have the right shape and size needed for the future, which helps in planning ahead in meeting such needs.

  • Benefits for Employees

Unionshave forever been at tenterhooks, waiting to see if the employees across all the levels get similar and decent benefits. In the past, the emoluments used to be better for the middle to higher executive and management teams. Now, thanks to the modern HR frameworks, all the employees, including daily wage labor get fair deals. From celebrating Workers’ Dayto ensuring everyone gets sufficient bouquet of incentives, times are surely changing for better.

The contemporary HR’s role certainly has become more dynamic and inclusive in terms of approach towards the employees.

Getting a job is a Job itself!

Whether this is your first job or the fifth one, looking for a job is a job in itself. It requires your commitment, time, and energy. With systematic approach, you will find your dream job in time. There are a few steps to follow to get that job.

  • Identify your skills

Knowing what your skills are can help you get a good job where you can perform better. You may discuss with friends and relatives who are in identified industries or field to get to know more about your skills.

  • Research online and offline

Though your skills may sound interesting but do they have any scope? What do the career pages say about your field? Read news editorials and career pages online to know the salary you can expect as a fresher or as an experienced.

  • Make a professional and impressive CV or Resume

There are several tutorials and articles online discussing the main objective behind an appealing CV and resume. Start with your personal note in the beginning as to what you are and what you aim to do. If you have any experience, you may mention it and keep the CV stylish, yet not too long. Experienced might talk about their achievements in detail.

  • Creating online profiles

Uploading the updated resume in job sites like pushresume.com can take your pursuit for jobs a little closer to the goal. Whether it is in LinkedIn or in job portals, you must create a valuable profile. Promote yourself by associating with job site pages and groups on Facebook or in LinkedIn. Indulge in forum discussions and be active in it to draw valuable attention.

  • Choose what you wish to show

There is a fine line between the personal and professional side. If you are a social butterfly, and will certainly not wish to show your personal party’s photos to the potential employers, hide it.

  • Know how to apply

Many people fumble in this aspect and apply randomly in a company or make wrong application choices. This is not a game to play and if you are not sure of relocating, do not apply for that position. You may also search the Job Board segment on Pushresume.com and apply for various positions.

When the interviewer calls up, browse and refresh your subject matter knowledge. If you have applied in many companies, take time to go through their pages. We believe that with our few tips and prayers along with your dedicated approach, you will definitely get the job you want.