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The life of an entrepreneur is exciting, gratifying, and yes, it can also be exhausting. You tirelessly ensure every client and task you take is done to perfection, turning your passion into a profitable and rewarding business.
You might start thinking you are going to need an extra pair of hands. These are all signs that it might be time to hire your first employee.
HR has continued to evolve and grow. In its evolution the focus continues to centre around service, internal customer experience and being a true business partner with an adept knowledge of the business. I often get questioned about how HR can truly support the business. Here are three ways that HR can use its agility to improve your business and make you rethink and re-imagine the way you utilize human resources.
The famous words of Bill Gates are timeless in describing the value of feedback, “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve,” Without feedback it is almost impossible for any company to move forward. In an age where your employees are part of your competitive advantage, it is counterintuitive to not engage employees and provide opportunities for them to provide suggestions, ideas and feedback to help improve the organization.
Every company runs on employee fuel. Employees are the drivers, movers, shakers and breakers of companies. Whether we believe it or not, if we do not use our employee fuel effectively, efficiently or strategically, our business will fizzle out and grind to a halt.
More companies are beginning to see the value of employee engagement. Some of the most common and popular benefits of employee engagement include increased productivity, increased retention due to employee satisfaction, and increased profitability from creativity and innovation.
Employee engagement should be part of the overall human resource business strategy. Like any successful strategy, no section is isolated from the other. Each part of the strategy lays the foundation for the success of the other and eventually the whole. Employee on-boarding provides a great opportunity for the company to engage an employee and help them assimilate successfully into the culture, their department and support organizational success. Is your employee on-boarding process supporting your overall HR strategy?
As HR evolves, contributing and positively impacting business strategy and leveraging resources to minimize cost have been a key mandate of HR professionals. A digital HR strategy, whether it uses the pen and paper or the latest technology, capturing and using HR data to contribute to business strategy is the ultimate goal. Will you get started?