Working in human resources is a busy department in any company. As you close out the first quarter of 2017, it’s a good idea to look at ways to better improve the efficiency of the many tasks at hand.
3 Human Resources Tips to Master
These three areas are where the most progress can be made throughout the year.
1.Evaluate & Streamline Processes
When you’re looking to improve areas in your department, often you need to take a step back and evaluate how well your systems and processes are working. Is there a bottleneck when hiring a new employee? Are there processes that could be digitized and made more efficient?
These are just examples of reasons to revamp and streamline processes. If you notice that there are inefficiencies, spend some time trying to improve them so that in the future, those processes are smooth, saving both your time and the company’s money.
One major trend to wipe out duplicate work is looking at employee onboarding and benefit enrollment. What used to be all on paper can now be digitized and many human resource departments are finding their groove with these tech solutions.
2.Get Employees Interested in Professional Development
Many companies would like their employees to continue to develop their skillset or continue training in their field. Whether it’s industry specific or basic leadership, human resource managers should try to get the company employees excited about these opportunities.
Consider purchasing online training programs for the company, partnering with local universities for discounted credits, or bringing in speakers for a catered lunch. You might even want to brainstorm small rewards for employees who participate in professional development efforts.
3.Increase Employee Engagement
Getting your employees to engage in the company is a great way to help keep retention high. The best way to keep employees motivated and engaged in the company is for managers and employees to have regular (maybe, quarterly) meetings for open discussion. It’s a time for managers to get a pulse on both positive and constructive feedback relating to the company and any processes in place. These meetings shouldn’t be performance reviews or anything too formal, but still something that’s taken seriously. If they seem fruitless or a waste of time, employees will become less engaged in the company.
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