How to power up your HR processes in 2020
2020 – it’s not just a new year, but a whole new decade for your business! Many SMEs are looking to improve their approach to HR and employment law and now is the perfect time to put strategies into place for the benefit of the business and your staff.
Top tips for powering up your HR processes
Our HR software partners myhrtoolkit have put together a list of top tips for powering up your HR processes in 2020:
1. Revolutionise your recruitment process
Recruitment is one of the most important areas to get right within the business. When you’re hiring correctly for your organisation, you’re investing wisely in the most important asset you have – your people! A high staff turnover rate can be very costly and damage the morale of staying employees so it’s important to have an effective recruitment process in place to find the best candidates in terms of skills and cultural fit.
Putting a structured recruitment process into place will help you hire the best candidates and avoid the negative effects of recruitment bias which could also lead to legal issues around discrimination. Read about Howarth’s approach to recruitment and selection to find out more.
2. Enhance your approach to employment law
Legal compliance is always a central concern to businesses, particularly as an organisation grows and business operations/staff requirements become more complex. A proactive and consistent approach to matters of compliance will ultimately help the organisation thrive and reduce the risk of grievances and employment tribunals.
Many SMEs consider external employment law advice from solicitors and employment law specialists to ensure their business decisions are in line with legal requirements. From the creation of contracts and HR policies to intricate disciplinary procedures. Specialists can help advise businesses to navigate even the most complex HR issues.
3. Harness the power of HR software
A big sticking-point for SMEs with growing numbers of staff is managing their HR admin processes efficiently. Line managers and HR/administration staff often get weighed down by repetitive admin tasks which take up the time they could be spending on more strategic tasks that make long-term positive differences for the business.
Adopting HR software helps reduce the admin burden on staff through the introduction of a centralised HR system with automation and self-service tools. HR software also helps businesses maintain compliance with easy document distribution to staff and keep their people data organised and secure, this also helps with GDPR compliance.
4. Kickstart your staff engagement strategies
Staff engagement is so crucial for retaining great employees – if employees don’t feel respected and appreciated at their workplace, they will be less invested in the success of the business and have less incentive to stay long-term. The benefits of effective employee engagement include lower turnover rates, higher productivity levels, reduced absenteeism rates and increased profitability.
However, it can be time-consuming to keep up with employee engagement. According to Deloitte, due to the rapidly changing nature of the workplace, “employers must provide development more quickly, move people more regularly, provide continuous cycles of promotion, and give employees more tools to manage their own careers.” If staff engagement is a concern for you, it’s worth speaking to external experts who can advise on which strategies will work for you.
This post was brought to you by ISO 27001 certified HR software providers myhrtoolkit. To find out more about how a HR software system can help your business, get in touch with Howarths today.