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Working in human resources is a busy department in any company. In the midst of 2019, it’s a good idea to look at ways to better improve the efficiency of the many tasks at hand. 2020 is just around the corner and this can help you strategize how to improve next year.
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 need is to wipe out redundant tasks, when looking at employee on-boarding 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. There are already quite a number of white label mobile applications that can get you onboarding efficiently within a week.
2. Get Employees Interested in Professional Development
Many companies would like their employees to continue to develop their skill-set or continue training in their field. Whether in 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 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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