The How-Tos of Building Relationships With HR

Human resources departments often have a reputation for being hard to approach or understand. Building relationships with employees is a critical step for a successful HR department. Here’s how.

Don’t Get Too Close

This may seem counterintuitive to building relationships, but when HR becomes close friends with some staff, the other staff members feel HR doesn’t operate fairly. If the HR manager goes to lunch daily with Barb in accounting, and then Steven in accounting has an issue with Barb, he will feel like he can’t get fair treatment from HR — even if another HR person handles it. HR needs to build good relationships with others, and that means staying at arm’s length from everyone as well.

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