The tech giant has finally strengthened its human resources management, announcing that Carol Surface will be the company’s first director of human resources. She will lead the ‘People’ team, which has end-to-end responsibility for managing human resources, including talent development, recruiting, employee relations, benefits, compensation, inclusion, diversity and Apple University, among other tasks. Surface’s appointment is a major step forward for the company, as it shows the importance that Apple places on the human component of its corporate identity. A fundamental milestone that, surprisingly, had not been made until now.
A Renewed Department
The new Human Resources Director will replace Deirdre O’Brien, who until now held the position of Vice President of Retail and Human Resources simultaneously. Surface has extensive experience in this field, having previously worked for large companies such as Pepsico, Best Buy and Medtronic. Unlike before, there will now be a position solely dedicated to HR at Apple.
Surface’s appointment is a big step forward for the company, as it shows the importance Apple places on the human component of its corporate identity
The creation of this new position will allow Apple to ensure that its employees receive the care and attention they need to work effectively and successfully. It will also enable the company to attract and retain talent more efficiently, resulting in better performance and long-term results. With her experience and expertise, Surface is likely to successfully meet these objectives and further improve the company’s situation.
The Importance of Having a Dedicated HR Department
Having an HR department has several benefits for the company:
- Firstly, it enables to select the best candidates for each position, guaranteeing that the hired personnel have the necessary training and skills to perform their job effectively.
- Secondly, the HR department is responsible for the training and development of employees. This is especially important in an ever-changing business environment, making it necessary for employees to update their skills and knowledge to keep up to date.
Another benefit of having a dedicated HR department is that it helps to foster a good working environment and increased productivity
- Another Benefit of having a dedicated HR department is that it helps to foster a good working environment. Employees who feel valued and recognised for their work are more productive and more committed to the company.
- Finally, the HR department is responsible for the assessment of employee performance. This is essential to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each employee and to be able to develop a personalised improvement plan for each one.
In conclusion, Human Resources management is essential in any company, as it allows selecting the best candidates and caring for employees, developing each professional career with the aim of getting the best out of each one. At AgioGlobal, we know better than anyone the potential and enormous capacity that people have when there is a good team managing and caring for them. In the case of Apple… better late than never!