Implementing Best Practice in Human Resources

Date: 12th May 2011

It is challenging to employ outstanding staff and retain them. Staff selection is expensive and time-consuming but if you get it wrong it’s infinitely more so and you won’t have much to show for it except the headache and the mess poor choices leave behind them.

Now is a good time to review your human resources policies. Successful business operators articulate the vision that they have for the business to their team members. This involves communication and leadership from the employer so as to encourage teamwork. It is people who create the difference and give a business a competitive edge! The better your team are trained, motivated and rewarded (in most situations), the better your organisation will perform.

All businesses operate in a highly competitive environment. The ongoing investment in people is a crucial key characteristic of a successful business. As part of the planning process, now is a good time to review the systems that have been implemented relating to:

§ job rotation
§ formal training and development of team members
§ induction of new team members
§ professional development
§ team appraisals
§ constructive feedback
§ listening to team members
§ flexible working hours and
§ ensuring that there is some fun in the work place

In addition, it’s important to make sure all human resources documentation is in order. Changes to employment law have made requirements for employment documentation more exacting. Employer advice organisations such as Employers Assistance can help you assess whether your records meet requirements.

If you would like some assistance with the implementation of team appraisals, team inductions or other aspects of your human resources strategies, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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