The HR department, when operating effectively is a massive asset to any organisation for many reasons.
The HR department is the branch within a business responsible for all things worker-related. This includes recruiting, vetting, selecting, hiring, onboarding, training, promoting, paying, and firing employees and independent contractors.
HR also needs to stay on top of any new legislation which dictates how workers need to be treated during the hiring, working, and firing process.
Additional activities undertaken by the HR department can include employee and community outreach. They frequently act as mentors and members of employee teams that address employee engagement activities.
How, in practice, can the HR department directly improve your business though?
Improve employee turnover
High employee turnover hurts a company’s bottom line. When you need to recruit a new member of staff it can cost twice as much as a current employee’s salary to find and train a new recruit.
Not only can an improved employee turnover save on the time and cost of continual recruitment, but it will also improve employee relations as there will be consistency within the team.
Some form of workplace conflict is inevitable as employees all have differing personalities, lifestyles and work ethic. HR can address conflict in the workplace and resolve it before it becomes a bigger issue which may have a detrimental impact upon the organisation.
HR is ordinarily tasked with the responsibility of ensuring employee satisfaction. The HR department can determine what the underlying causes are for any employee dissatisfaction and then work to address those issues with solutions which will then motivate staff members.
Improve employee performance
HR departments develop performance management systems. If an employee’s performance is monitored properly and consistently from the offset, then that performance will be at the expected level to get the required productivity level. Proper monitoring of performance will also ensure that there is no ‘dead wood’ within the organisation which can have a negative impact upon the business.
Training and development
HR departments conduct training reviews for employees to determine the type of skills training and employee development programmes that are required for improvement and additional qualifications. Every organisation can benefit from identifying and addressing training needs for its staff. Not only is it often more cost-effective to train existing members of staff than recruiting more highly qualified staff but it will also improve employee morale and, in turn, employee turnover.
How can we help you?
HR for the Non-HR Manager Training
Understanding and being able to carry out HR responsibilities and duties is a challenge to most line managers. The obligations are vast and ever-changing, driven by the desire to lead employees effectively, the need to respond to changes in legislation properly and to manage core employee relation matters consistently. With the recent abolition of tribunal fees, employment claims have risen significantly, and an understanding of employment law and HR processes is essential for all businesses, whatever size and industry sector.
To find out more about this course please contact 0114 303 2300 or email [email protected]
We can look after all your HR outsourcing needs in a cost-effective way, allowing you to dip into our services as and when a need arises.
Take a look at some of the HR services we offer here and anything that is not on our list can be provided upcon request.