Happy New Year! We hope you have had a lovely break (if you managed to get one) and are ready for an amazing 2019. We will continue to bring you a regular blog post in 2019 and we thought we would start by looking at why HR is important. Yes, we know we are bound to say that HR is important, but honestly having an HR service supporting you is a key driver of success. Ultimately, if we sum up what we do in one sentence it would be that we focus on improving the performance of your employees.
It is hard to ignore the fact that regardless of your business, your people are your most valuable asset. You may have multimillion pound machinery but if it is not operated and maintained correctly it is worthless, or the most innovative and ground-breaking products but if they are not produced to the right specification then its all a waste of time. People are key to ensuring your business runs smoothly and delivers the right standards you require. In the HR world, there are two major concepts:
- Compliance: Making sure that you meet your minimum legal obligation in terms of employment legislation and that you stay out of the tribunal court.
- Development: Working with you to develop your business through your people through recruitment, performance management, training, coaching and cultural development.
At HR2day we take care of the compliance elements automatically in the background as part of our retained service AND we work with you to help you develop your people so you get the best out of them and they feel engaged working for you. Attracting and retaining talent is a key source of competitive advantage.
Why is HR so important?
In the small business HR is easily overlooked. Many entrepreneurs get their businesses off to a flying start, but grapple with people management as the business starts to flourish. Managing staff takes time and it requires specific skills. HR is an area of expertise many business owners lack.
As a business grows, leaders often find there just isn’t time to deal with day-to-day people management and recruitment and the focus on people can easily get lost. This is the costliest mistake a small business can make. Comprehensive HR is crucial for success. Without a talented team, your business falls down.
Reputation as an employer is influential in attracting talent. It also impacts on customers. Take Uber as an example – plagued by a string of HR catastrophes from sexual harassment cases to ignoring employee complaints, the resulting bad publicity has undoubtedly deterred many from working there or from using their ridesharing services. Bad HR has destroyed Uber’s employer brand.
So how can we help?
We offer a comprehensive HR service, taking away all of the stress and hassle associated with HR administration, on top of this we partner with you to provide you with accessible advice and support to deal with challenges, address concerns and focus on achieving goals. We can help you engage and train your workforce to achieve your goals.
We offer a no-obligation conversation in which we can work out what you need and build a bespoke package to meet your needs. We don’t believe in the hard sell, we provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about how you want to move forward.
If you are already a customer of ours, we offer ongoing reviews to ensure you are getting all the support you need. We would love to hear from you as due to team expansion we now have capacity to take on more customers. Who do you know who needs HR services?
Call us on 01325 288299 (option 2).