We have a new SharePoint Online Tenant. and within the integrated root site collection (which is the classic team site type), we've added some document libraries and news Web Parts. Now we want to create our human resources department. and one of the questions I have Whether we should create this HR site as a Modern Team site or as a Modern Communication site?
I read this link at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/planning-hub-sites, which mentions that team sites are used for collaboration (group of users sharing information) Communication websites are used when they are restricted Number of users publishing content for other users. Our human resources department will be better focused on a communications page, as the HR manager and 2 HR staff will publish travel policies, holidays, general HR documents, etc. for all users (who only have reading rights) about this content. and later, we might define this site as a hub site and have more detailed site collections for the HR capabilities.
However, one problem with using the communication site is that the links may not be displayed on the left side of the site (as in classic and modern team sites). And our end users said they needed a consistent navigation experience. Since our root site collection has links to the left, they want the same for all site collections. So, I am not sure if I should use the modern team website instead of the communications website just because the HR website should have the navigation links on the left instead of the top (as in the case of the communications website)?