By Mrs. Ballari Saha, Asst. Training and Placement Officer and Soft Skills Trainer, VJIT
‘People’ are the asset of organisations. And when the topic is all about HR policies, it straight away indicates the Human Resource department, which is concerned about the people in an organization. According to a definition “HR Policies are formal rules and procedures that dictate how certain matters should be addressed in the workplace including employee rights and duties”. While, on the other hand, when professional education like Engineering, Pharmacy, etc., is concerned, the number of placed students every year adds on to the betterment of every institution. There are many issues which could be handled well if HR Policies are introduced and implemented.
Students who are placed in different organisations join as a fresher and have no experience of the professional corporate world. HR policies may vary from one company to another. But, introducing some of these policies at least, in Academics, the overall understanding of the behavioural pattern might improve and help the students to prepare well for the upcoming career as a fresher.
Benefits of introducing HR Policies in Academics
The significance of introducing the HR policies into professional Academic practices not only gives the students an idea of the corporate HR policies, but also gives the corporate a better group of students as a fresher. So, at the end there’s an overall upgradation of the quality of fresher recruitment.
- Students get a chance to see where they stand, with the introduction and implication of the HR Policies. They can start working on their strengths and weaknesses, which would help in facing interviews.
- The HR policies include the ‘dead line’ concept, which helps students gain knowledge and work on their own time management leading towards better managerial skills.
- ‘Self trust is the first secret of success’. This is what is developed over time. The HR policies, if implemented in the Placement related trainings, could help build self confidence which in turn leads to success.
- If a fresher is aware of Policies like, ‘whistle blowing policy’ in which an employee rises complain for any wrong doing, it will help him/her to be alert in difficult situations.
- The ‘code of conduct’ which could be included in the HR policies, could actually explain the professional code of ethics including the policies, procedure and laws etc of a professional environment. This would not only guide a student from Placement point of view but also for make him/her ready for future career.
- Communication Skills, which has always been an important factor in every field, is also a part of HR policies, which if implemented in the Placement related trainings in the professional academic courses, gives a fresher a clear picture of what and how to communicate with the peers, seniors and others of the organization they join, preventing chances of misunderstanding.
- Every organization has their unique ‘Dress Code’ policy, which is again a part of HR policies. If students get the opportunity to gain knowledge about these policies prior to their first step in the corporate life, they can prepare themselves better and face fewer problems in their upcoming career.
- Hence, implementation of HR policies in professional courses is highly recommended. It will definitely work as guidance for the placements of the final year students into several reputed companies.