Human resources (HR) systems do much more than process payroll, manage insurance enrollment, and hire staff. In fact, HR is responsible for managing every aspect of human capital in Head Start and Early Head Start programs, from recruiting qualified workers to evaluating their performance. HR provides talent management, administrative services, training, coaching, legal advice, and resources to promote employee satisfaction and well-being. It empowers employees by ensuring they have the credentials and competencies they need in their current jobs and the ability to advance their careers. HR also plays a powerful role in building a positive organizational culture by transmitting the program's mission, vision, and values to employees. This module describes the vital role HR systems play in developing and maintaining quality Head Start and Early Head Start programs and driving continuous program improvement.
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Session Description and Script
Activities and Handouts
- Head Start A to Z Guiding Principles
- Human Resources System Audit
- 70-20-10 Checklist
- CDIE: Lets Discuss
- Guide to Facilitating Dialogues
- Ethics Conversation Starters
- Addressing Ethical Issues
- Reflective Practice Tool
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations
Last Updated: September 15, 2022