So the end of the year is getting closer, and as a business owner I’m sure you’re no doubt taking a little time to reflect on your successes during the past 12 months, and assess your growth plans for next year.
So we thought we’d would take the opportunity to put together this three part guide, giving you the perfect opportunity to take stock, get your head well and truly in the game, and work out precisely what needs to be done to allow you achieve your big goals during 2018.
If you haven’t already started the planning process, then you might be feeling the pressure. It’s true that a head start can give you a great advantage, but help is at hand to make sure that you have the key points covered.
HR Revolution specialise in giving SMEs the tools, frameworks, and knowledge to get the most out of their employees ensuring that people practices help them to achieve big things.
In this three part guide, we are going to walk you through the key action points that you need to consider:
Have you translated your business goals into tangible policies and practices?
Your HR policies and practices aren’t just there so you can demonstrate that you’ve ticked a few boxes. They should guide your business, help you to navigate your big challenges, and bring you closer to your goals.
So with this in mind, grab a pen and brainstorm the following points:
- Do your employees fully understand their personal and team objectives, and how these fit into the bigger picture?
- Have you considered how you can use reward practices to motivate employees and drive productivity?
- Do you encourage ongoing learning and development? How can you engrain this into your workplace culture?
- Are your line managers confident in their roles, and playing a part in your growth plans?
- Can you clearly articulate how everyday working practices are translating into key results?
- How confident are you that your plans are robust enough to guide you forward?
Sometimes, taking the time to really assess where you are can make it clear where you need to make changes, or perhaps adapt your approach.
Will you need to bring in new employees?
Recruiting new employees may be essential if you want to expand, so it’s possible that you’re starting to think about how your team will grow during 2018.
- Do you need temporary employees? Could using the services of contractors give you more flexibility?
- Are your recruitment processes in line with relevant legislation? Do you know your responsibilities in terms of ensuring that you don’t discriminate during the selection process, for example?
- Do you have a strategy around how you’ll tackle the war for talent? Do you know where to find the very best candidates, and how to get them excited about the opportunity to work with your business?
- Do you have an induction and onboarding process to help new recruits to really hit the ground running and get off to the best possible start?
Look out for Part 2 of HR Revolution’s guide on Wednesday!
We’ll be attaching the guide in full for you to download and keep in our final installment, so keep an eye out for Part 3…
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