Here are 5 strategies that you can implement for a more successful human resources program:
The HR landscape can change quick, especially in this digital age. That's why it pays off not just to follow trends but to come up with innovative solutions that answers the unique challenges faced by your business. Easier said than done, right?
Let's look at the hiring process. Investing in modern technology and HR professionals to innovate and streamline your HR department is just a start. By using new trends, such as Social Media, it is possible to efficiently tailor your job advertising process and reduce your overall spending and the time to hire significantly. The technical details of this are a little too in depth to cover here, but the takeaway is there are a number of ways you can use technology to your advantage.
2. Gather Feedback
Want to know if that new program and technology investment in your HR department instituted is successful? The best way to find out is to gather feedback. We often see HR departments that spend far more time coming up with new ideas than they do checking whether their ideas and programs are really working in practice. Asking your employees for their opinions also has the benefit of making them feel more valued and keeping them engaged in their job.
3. Engage Employees
The HR department is often the first point of contact for new employees. They handle hiring, onboarding, performance reviews, employee complaints and any number of other personal matters. They are in many ways the "face" of the business — at least to your employees. As such, it's important that your HR team work hard to keep your employees engaged. They need to work with employees to identify strengths and weaknesses and give constructive feedback. Most importantly they must make sure employees feel like they are a valued part of your operation.
4. Know The Law
Part of any HR department's job description is keeping your business in full compliance with the law. From hiring to firing and everything in between, businesses are subject to a number of rules and regulations that can have serious financial consequences if broken. These laws don't remain static either. New laws are passed daily and court cases that can have far reaching implications on how you are required to do business are often settled without much fanfare. If fulfilling all of your legal requirements (and staying up to date on new legal requirements) is not a key part of your approach to HR, you are playing with fire.
5. Pay Attention To Branding
Branding is, and always has been, an important part of running a business. No one is expecting you to become the next Apple, but developing a brand and keeping it consistent is a great way to set yourself apart from the competition when it comes to hiring new talent and retaining employees.
Here at Summerlin Roberts, we value forward thinking and are always on the lookout for the next big trend in human resources. Please, contact us today to find out more about our communication and support services or visit our blog to read more helpful HR tips.