In Praise of the Human Resources Professional – BCBusiness Online Article (reposted with permission)
May 17th, 2012
The Legalist reminds us that competent HR staff members can add value to companies, protect employers from lawsuits and cut costs in the long run.
My practice frequently involves helping companies with actual or potential claims against or from former employees. Unfortunately for these clients, by the time a claim arises, their options are limited to “damage control,” — essentially just controlling the costs and consequences.
Most companies with large numbers of employees recognize the benefits of having at least one human resources professional on staff. Companies whose payroll represents their single largest operating expense understand the value of having an HR professional to help manage costs and ensure HR strategies are aligned with the company’s overall business strategies.