If you want to get the best out of your greatest asset, your employees, it isn’t just about managing big projects and rolling out transformational change, you need to make sure that you’re doing the necessary work on a regular basis.
Taking time each month to keep on top of things can end up saving you a whole load of hassle in the longer term. So what should you be doing in May to keep your business on the right track?
Read on for our three helpful tips.
- Get the summer holidays sorted
At this time of year, your employees are thinking about summer holidays. If you don’t get yourself prepared, then you may find yourself in a bit of a pickle. You need to allocate leave fairly, and ensure everyone knows about the arrangements. Now’s a good time to refer to any existing policies that you might have, and update them if necessary. As a side note, it might be time for you to consider taking some time away from the office too. You’re no use to your team if you’re stressed and tired.
- Consider your cold, hard figures
When some business owners think about HR, they think about fluff without any real substance. The HR function has completely transformed in recent years, and the smartest business owners know that it isn’t just a ‘nice to have’ – it’s completely non-negotiable if you’re serious about sustainable growth. So with this in mind, and considering the fact that we’ve just come to the end of another financial year, it’s time to look at your numbers. How much are you spending on staffing? What activities are bringing the greatest return on investment? Only once you know where you are, can you create a map to where you want to be.
- Book yourself in for an HR health-check
The vast majority of business owners do everything they can to comply with relevant employment legislation and create practices and policies that make their workplace a happy environment. Let’s be honest though – we all have constraints on our time, and it’s not always possible to go the extra mile. If you know that you’ve been putting HR on the back-burner, then there’s no time like the present to review how you’re really performing, and what you could do to improve your business.
If you’d like some HR advice without committing to a binding contract, then you’re in luck. Our obligation free HR Audit will help you take a step back and take stock of your current setup and advise you so you can start making the most out of your HR function.