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Business can be improved with better HR processes: ISO

Islamabad(PR):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 aims to help not only improve the recruitment process, but improve businesses 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 performs. Studies show that a high-performing human resources (HR) department, with effective people management and recruitment, is linked to greater economic performance of the organization and plays a key role in instilling company values throughout the workforce.
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. ISO 30408, Human resource management – Guidelines on human governance, provides the guidelines to structure an effective human governance system that is able to respond more effectively to organizational and operational needs but also foster increased collaboration across all stakeholders, anticipate and manage human resource risks and develop a company culture that is aligned with its values.
ISO 30405, Human resource management – Guidelines on recruitment, provides guidance on effective recruitment processes and procedures, and can be used by anyone involved in recruiting staff, whether they be HR professionals or not.
ISO 30409, Human resource management – Workforce planning, helps organizations respond more effectively to their current and projected requirements for staff, while ISO 30400, Human resource management – Vocabulary, provides a common understanding of the fundamental terms used in human resource management standards.
The standards were developed by ISO technical committee ISO/TC 260, Human resource management, whose secretariat is held by ANSI, ISO’s member for the USA. Committee Chair James Lewis said improving HR performanceis not just about staffing, but about aligning the values of an organization throughout and taking all stakeholders into account.



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