When many of us think about companies that have made big HR mistakes, we’re quick to jump to the assumption that it’s all the fault of greedy bosses who are more interested in lining their own pockets than doing the right thing by their loyal employees.
Mistakes with administrative processes that result in employees receiving their wages far later than expected? Obviously a ploy so the business can keep hold of their cash for as long as possible and make some interest from your hard earned cash!
Employees forced to give up their holiday entitlement because of a last-minute crisis? Probably a crafty trick concocted to make sure that staff are worked to the bone.
Disgruntled staff who are vocal about their negative experiences at work? Well, there’s no smoke without fire.
We’ve all seen the stories in the press, often sensationalised for the purpose of selling more newspapers, and we’ve made our own judgements about the moral standing of those in charge. Sometimes as in life, it isn’t black and white.
However, let’s not get too cynical. This is the reason that legislation exists and as an employer, you have a responsibility to make sure that you’re compliant, that you’re implementing best practices, an employee handbook (download below) would be a good place to start, in making sure that you’re doing everything you can to create an environment that’s fair and nurturing for your employees.
However, mistakes can and will happen, we are human after all, and even the most dedicated and ethical employers can find themselves facing extremely difficult circumstances.
When your business is growing fast, and you have a million and one things to balance, you can take your eye off the ball. You can overlook important details and you can find yourself facing circumstances that you never imagined, which can put your entire business in jeopardy.
The thing is though, what really matters is what you do next, and how you decide to put things right.
If you are worried there could be an HR nightmare on the horizon, then we want to help. We can assess your current circumstances, and help you to create an action plan that gets things back on track as quickly as possible, with the least amount of fuss.
At HR Revolution we’re just passionate about getting things right, and we understand the challenges that you’re facing. Give us a call today and see how we can help.