The most significant challenge in human resource management is the human resource. Dealing with employees and issues arising within the company’s human resource management requires human resource professionals to have some thinking habits so as to ensure an effective human resource management that will lead to the company’s overall success (Covey, 2013). This paper discusses inquisitiveness, open-mindedness and systematicity thinking habits essential for human resource professional to exercise in order to ensure an effective human resource management.
Inquisitiveness is a very important aspect of human resource management. Since human resource is tasked to manage a company’s resources including human resources, human resource professionals have to practice inquisitiveness when handling issues that may arise in the company or when planning for the strategic management of the company (Covey, 2013). As a human resource manager, it is important to first seek to understand the issue at hand by research on it or either asking from the employees to explain to you the issue that is affecting them. Also, it is important for the human resource manager to inquire from other companies’ human resource managers how to solve certain strategic management issues. In essence, human resource professionals’ best thinking habit, in general, is by conducting interviews, undertaking or conducting training, offering employee counselling, or even listening to grievances enhances an effective human resource management in the company as it involves trying to understand the issue or situation and analyzing it before responding to the issue (Covey, 2013). This habit is important as it helps to build trust among employees.
Another important human resource management thinking habit is open-mindedness. Smart human resource leaders need to be proactive and creative by thinking outside the box when conducting their day to day management activities (Covey, 2013). For instance, when it comes to the recruitment of employees, human resource professionals should avoid sticking on old and conservative recruitment methods. This hinders the company from employing appropriate talented employees since the old methods do not apply with the current changing trends in human resource management. Human resource professionals should be willing to get out of their comfort zone by proceeding to seek groundbreaking recruitment method that suits the company in the current generation (Covey, 2013). For instance, by ensuring adoption of creative recruitment strategies as well as the implementation of proactive efforts, a human resource manager is capable of leveraging on their job posting thus attracting best candidates with top and appropriate talents.
It is also important that human resource professional practice systematicity. This entails having the habit of solving problems in a systematic, orderly and disciplined manner (Covey, 2013). It is normal that problems arise sometimes in companies and it is upon human resource officials to approach these problems in an appropriate way that will create order and maintain the social cohesion within the company. When solving issues, they should be based on the company’s policies. Moreover, human resource professionals should solve issues in a win-win approach (Covey, 2013). For instance, in a situation where a human resource manager faces a difficulty in choosing between two sides, he or she should apply the win-win approach to avoid claims of being biased.
To sum up, systematicity habit is the area of my development that I am focusing on practicing it. I am looking forward to learning how to solve problems effectively, fairly, orderly and systematic manner. Therefore, to achieve this, my goal is to be to be able to practice systematicity in any problem-solving instances through a win-win approach.