Expert: HR workers need to support staff

22-04-2009

Expert: HR workers need to support staff
Human resources (HR) employees need to be aware that staff may be feeling under pressure due to increased workloads, according to one professional.

Writing for Human Resources Magazine, Joy Reymond, head of rehabilitation at Unum, said that the economic downturn means many employees are now expected to do more.

This can leave workplace morale low, especially at a time when people may be feeling guilty about retaining their job when others have lost theirs.

Ms Reymond continued: "Although employees can for a while 'run on empty', this may not be sustainable and can lead to more difficult absences in the future if the employee finally 'hits the wall'."

She believes that if HR workers do nothing, they are creating a "time bomb" which is going to explode in the future.

Meanwhile, Angela Baron, organisation and resourcing adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, suggested that HR departments are important in managing employee performance.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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