“To win the marketplace, you must first win the workplace.”
- Doug Conant
When you start your business, your main goal and priority is, to keep costs down. Probably most of them will be spent on the greatest needs, rather than on seemingly unnecessary expenses.
Some entrepreneurs may believe that HR specialists or the HR department is a luxury and not necessarily the most necessary expense at the beginning of the company's development. Nothing could be further from the truth, HR can help you get straight to a higher level of business, help you implement important policies in the workplace, and avoid legal trouble. Instead of solving problems with employees, you can focus on growing your business and acquiring customers. If you cannot afford to hire an HR specialist, outsourcing is a good alternative. Nevertheless, it is recommended to hire a person who will manage your human resources and HR department from the moment you want to hire the first person in your company.
How do you celebrate birthdays in the office? Does the birthday person bring a self-baked or self-bought cake and everyone toasts with a glass of sparkling wine after work? This is so common in many offices. But after the fifth birthday, nobody can see cake or champagne anymore. Perhaps you would like to do something differently, but you don't have a brilliant idea. For convenience, you then go back to the familiar. We have collected some suggestions that should bring a breath of fresh air into the routine. Besides, there are a few points to consider at the birthday party in the office so that a happy occasion does not turn into a faux pas.
Nowadays, most of the efficiently developing enterprises, along with the increase in their revenues and brand recognition, are becoming more and more willing to use innovative systems that improve the company's work. The existing programs and tools used in various departments are beginning to be insufficient, which is why the management uses modern solutions, thanks to which the company can better organize its work. The innovative solutions include, among others, HR systems that allow you to better manage employees, more effectively manage documents and more efficiently implement the organization's strategy.
A good HR specialist is constantly improving professional skills, honing practice, and delving into theory. You can find out more about what methods of personnel management are used by leading HR managers from the modern specialized literature. BrainyHR presents to you a list of the top 5 books for HRs.
Remote employees are no longer uncommon in the job market. Many companies find it more convenient to work with them than with office staff. Employers use their resources and opportunities for the development of "remote workers", actively train them, only the learning process itself is built a little differently.
We observe that many leaders and managers have doubts about the effectiveness of remote work or do not have sufficient skills to manage a dispersed team. Cooperation with people working remotely has its specificity. Moving habits from working in the office to working remotely does not always bring the expected results. Leaders and managers of people working remotely often struggle with the clash of different styles of work.
People are the unique capital of an organization, worth special efforts, and investment in human resources, although usually expensive, is highly profitable. The development of the workforce is gaining more and more importance, independently, and perhaps especially, during the economic slowdown. The source of the company's competitive advantage may be the ability of the crew to create innovations as well as design and implement long-term changes in the company's development.
During the holiday season, many companies (i.e. their managers) are particularly troubled by the problem of employee time-off request management. However, this is not only a seasonal problem - but, we also take time off at other times of the year. How to arrange employee time-off requests in your company? How to request days off? BrainyHR will help you manage your time off procedure requests.
Employee Time Off Requests systems are most often included in larger HRMS (Human Resources Management Systems) packages - systems for managing human resources. However, it is not a rule - you can also find specialized, stand-alone vacation software on the market.
The first thing you need to realize is that the offboarding path should be identical for every employee regardless of their position and length of service. There are several definitions of offboarding. The simplest one says that these are all processes and decisions that take place when an employee leaves the organization. The problem is that very often this procedure does not exist or is neglected. So how to prepare for this process to be able to conduct it professionally? Here are some proven tips that should help you with employee offboarding checklists. Moreover, according to the same survey, only 14% of managers believe that the offboarding employees process that operates in their organization is effective.
The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Develop. Three Key Qualities by Patrick Lencioni, Patrick Lencioni
What qualities must employees of a company have to be ideal team players? Patrick Lencioni explains the combination of which attributes can help identify, hire and nurture true team players, build a strong team, reduce turnover and solve many other important problems, giving the business a significant advantage over competitors. The key qualities highlighted by the author work not only in business, but also in personal life.
Looking for great team players? Then, when evaluating candidates, pay special attention to what is necessary for effective teamwork, which is based on five factors: trust, "the ability to participate in constructive conflict", dedication to a common cause, responsibility towards each other and focus on results.
In IT, we all know what it is, according to the Harvard Business Review, more and more organizations are becoming agile not only in IT departments but throughout the organization. Waterfall project management models are becoming a thing of the past, giving way to more agile, user-oriented methods. Nowadays, in order to be successful, you need to be innovative and react quickly to business needs.
Is this possible in HR? We will not run away from this. I would even say that we should not want to run away at all, because HR trends and processes have been moving towards agility for a long time. More and more companies are moving away from annual evaluations in favor of current feedback, our employment plans quickly turn out to be outdated, we must be constantly ready to respond to the dynamically changing labor market and business.