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May 24.

The Importance of HR Expertise for Tech Companies

As we step into today’s workforce, technical professionals are increasingly recognizing the significance of human resources knowledge. While technical expertise remains mostly in fields like engineering, software development, or data analysis, an understanding of HR principles can amplify professional growth, team dynamics, and organizational success.


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Enhancing Recruitment and Selection Processes

Let’s go through HR aspects together to understand how you can level up your business: 

  • Recruitment and Selection Processes: Based on your company culture, values, and technical needs, we start with recruitment strategies, interviewing techniques, and candidate assessment methodologies. 

There are many critics regarding the interview process because it is considered unreliable, insufficiently authoritative, and subjective, although such criticism is aimed primarily at the decisions that are made thanks to the interview, ignoring the importance of the interview as a ritual in the hiring process. 

As much as this criticism is justified, it does not solve the problem but only identifies it. All objections and disagreements point to the simple fact that the main problem lies in the persons conducting the interview and not in the interview itself.

So, we start with: What is the most important thing I want to find out about the candidate? What do I want the candidate to know so she/he can make a proper decision?

Create a pleasant atmosphere so that you both can make this experience as positive as it can be, as we have all been in that position.

Regarding the opposite side of this picture, employee exit processes—this turnover is inevitable, and understanding the offboarding process is as crucial as onboarding. Knowledge of exit interviews, knowledge transfer mechanisms, and legal considerations ensures a smooth transition and protects intellectual property.


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Effective Performance Management

  • Performance Management: Performance evaluations, feedback mechanisms, and goal setting are essential components of talent management. Technical professionals benefit from understanding how performance metrics align with organizational objectives and contribute to personal and team development.

First, I ask you - How often do you have performance evaluations, and do your colleagues get enough feedback? And an even more important question - How often do you say good job!?

Second, embrace mistakes as part of the learning process. Just like any human, mistakes are natural and shouldn't be feared. Micromanagement destroys culture and values but also destroys team performance. Show your employees trust by allowing them to perform without constant checks, acknowledging their expertise and knowledge in their roles.

Performance, training, and development are integral to staying relevant in rapidly evolving technical fields. Opportunities for mentorship initiatives can accelerate professional growth and knowledge sharing within teams.


Navigating Employee Relations

  • Employee Relations: Navigating workplace dynamics and resolving conflicts require interpersonal skills and a grasp of HR principles. 

Effective and transparent communication is always the better option when it comes to resolving issues. I’m sure you've already heard about assertive communication, and maybe even tried to incorporate it. It takes time, but for sure, it can make a difference when it comes to communication. If perhaps you need some more understanding about it, there are plenty of articles on that matter.

Also, be aware of employee rights, disciplinary procedures, and methods for fostering a positive work culture.

Another important part when it comes to employees is compensation and benefits. Understanding of how salary structures, bonuses, and perks align with industry standards and individual contributions is essential for career satisfaction and retention.


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Promoting Diversity and Mental Health Awareness

  • Respect for Diversity and Mental Health Awareness: Embracing diversity involves recognizing and valuing the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and skills that each employee brings. This not only enhances creativity and innovation but also promotes a sense of belonging among all employees.

Mental health awareness involves understanding and supporting the mental well-being of employees. This includes providing resources, reducing stigma, and encouraging open discussions about mental health. Implementing policies such as flexible work hours, and access to counseling services can make a significant difference. Check out our article on mental health: Mental health awareness.



Your people are an essential part of your business. When you prioritize your employees, you cultivate a culture of loyalty and trust. Happy, healthy, and engaged employees are more likely to go the extra mile, collaborate effectively, and drive the company forward.

We could talk about HR knowledge and its aspects for hours and write pages worth of entire books, but for now, let’s take a pause here and think about how our company works and are we really taking care of these aspects. 


future forward

Milica Petrović