As a business owner, you seriously need to consider how you will approach human resources. Your staffs ARE your business, without them very little can get done. Hence, choosing the right staff and giving them the best support possible is absolutely critical to success.
In simple terms, human resources is people management. Their job is Human Resource Management. A good human resources officer, or team, will be recruiting, training, appraising and sometimes offering incentives (rewards). They are their to ensure that the company’s needs are met with the best combination of raw skills and prior knowledge (experience), but also to manage and motivate the staff.
HR manages the relationships and human resources of a company. They need to understand training needs, strategies, and leadership. They are also there to support staff which need help in other matters. Performed properly and a business should see increased employee retention via higher rates of job satisfaction.
Key Requirements and Approaches of HR
Communication: After all, this is a people focused department. Being able to be direct, motivational, gentle, understanding and even kind are all parts of the job. A good HR person will possess great people skills and these skills alone will help things to run more smoothly.
Appreciation: Staff want to be noticed. They may not admit this, but even just a mention of a job well done or a subtle compliment can work motivational wonders. HR staff are often in charge of appraisals, which while bad stuff may need covering, it is always good to highlight the achievements of staff members.
Training Structuring: Staff need to know where they are heading and what they are working towards. By discussing the desires for progression with staff and looking at the future needs of the business, intricate training structures can be planned. This is the company investing in the staff and its own future. The staff also feel motivated, as they are working towards improving their own careers too.
Flexibility: By this, we are not talking about the guy that always takes Friday off sick, after having a night out on the town on Thursday. That is obviously unacceptable. However, people are not only employees. They have external demands and sometimes these demands can become overwhelming. Support in instances of death, children and family aid can actually strengthen bonds between business and employee.
Make Work Enjoyable: This may sound impossible for some jobs, but it really isn’t. Bonuses, at work games, competitions (if done in a lighthearted way), food deliveries, music and office parties can make the world of difference. They certainly don’t need to be all of the time, but just having some fun with colleagues can help form bonds, release stresses and create a more productive workforce.
By incorporating the above approaches, you can really help to build a positive environment at work. Keeping people happy and motivated will help in retention and save you in costs of recruiting. It generally costs more to recruit than to retain. So, it is worth your while setting up a good HR department.
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