If an organization’s greatest asset is its people, it makes sense that putting people at the heart of its operations is a recipe for success. A new series of ISO standards aim to help the improvement, not only of the recruitment process, but also of business process, through better human resource processes.
In a fast-paced corporate world where the shareholder of an organization is king, it is easy to forget that it is the values, decisions and behaviour of its people that ultimately dictate how a business perform.
Studies show that a high-performing human resources (HR) department, with effective people management and recruitment, is linked toÂ greater economic performance of the organization and plays a key role in instilling company values throughout the workforce.
Â ISO’s new range of International Standards for human resources aims to help HR departments improve their performance and, ultimately, improve the performance of the organization in which they work.
Â The standards were developed by ISO technical committee ISO/TCÂ 260,Â Human resource management, whose secretariat is held byÂ ANSI, ISO’s member for the USA. Committee Chair James Lewis said, “improving HR performance is not just about staffing, but about aligning the values of an organization throughout and taking all stakeholders into account.
Organizations that put their people at the centre of their decisions tend to perform better as there is a clear company culture and staff are more content.
The HR function has enormous potential to support the strategic goals of a company by developing talent, aligning organizational values and, ultimately, shaping culture and behaviour.
These standards can help anyone involved in an HR functionÂ – whatever their background and company sizeÂ – establish, maintain and continually improve effective recruitment and governance processes.”
The ISO 30400 human resource management series of standards can be purchased from the DTI’s BPSÂ or through theÂ ISO Store.
The Philippines is a member to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) through the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards as the country’s National Standards Body.
Source: ISO News (www.iso.org)
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