What is the most important role of Human Resource managers? Should HR professionals be the “voice” for employees or the “spokesperson” for managers?  Explain your view.  Should HR...

What is the most important role of Human Resource managers? Should HR professionals be the “voice” for employees or the “spokesperson” for managers?  Explain your view.  Should HR professionals be licensed, like accountants and lawyers? Why?

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Years ago, the Personnel department waa the agency that represented the administration of companies' hiring and policies. Today, the Human Resources department of companies assumes these responsibilities as well as others. It is responsible for hiring, training, and encouraging employees to maintain standards set by the company; it is also an advocate for employees as it ensures that they are treated fairly and according to the labor laws of their state as well as the federal government. Thus, its most important role is that of maintaining productivity and harmony within a company. Truly, the Human Resources department of a company is the key to organizational success.

Those working in Human Resources do not always have college degrees, but one is limited to the lower-paying positions such as Payroll clerk, if one does not have a Business Management or Public Administration degree; furthermore, often Business managers have Master's degrees in these fields. Since work includes a broader field that something such as accounting, it would be difficult, if not impossible to set objectified criteria for all the activities of Human Resources employees, rendering licencing improbable.

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