HR’s Role in Employee Safety & Duty of Care
The HR function is responsible for enhancing human capital, while also protecting the business from liability. While HR professionals today wear many hats, nothing is perhaps more foundational than maintaining a safe work environment. Without this basic employee need fulfilled, employees can’t perform their jobs effectively. To create a great place to work, you first need to create a safe place to work. Employee safety has to be at the top of HR’s agenda in order for any other HR initiative or program to achieve its full potential.