Don’t lose track of who’s in and out of the office this summer…

HR Revolution are a gold partner of breatheHR and we couldn’t be happier to recommend them, we love their HRIS software and our clients love it too.  However, this isn’t a sales pitch we want to show you how easy it can be for you to manage who’s in and out of the office over the summer period when the workforce tends to be at minimum strength.

Running a busy office is timely enough without having to check spreadsheets for who’s in and who’s due to go off, can you approve holiday? is your system up to date? well why not let technology to do the leg work for you!

Just for the holiday season alone, here’s how breatheHR can help:

Holiday Booking

Most HR Managers agree that holiday booking is the most time consuming aspect of people management unless it is fully automated. Employees can request holidays online at any time through the website or an app.

Holiday Approval

The approval process needs to be quick and easy too. With breatheHR the line Manager (or approver) receives an email with the holiday request, they can easily compare the request with the calendar of all their teams holidays as well as synchronising holidays through to Outlook or Google calendars.

Holiday Allowance

Not sure how much leave an employee has left to take? Well how about a reliable holiday allowance calculator for dummies. You just choose the holiday rules that apply for each employee (you can have as many as you like) for example full or part time in days or hours and it does it for you, you’ll even find the bank holidays are already in the system. At any time the employee, manager, or HR user can check how much holiday has been taken and how much is available to take.

This cloud based HR System can do so much more than just organise holidays for you, there’s sickness, appraisals, expenses, employee data review and much more.

The best part, if you don’t have time to input all the data to get you started, HR Revolution can do it for you call +44 203 538 5311 or email: info@hrrevolution.co.uk

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Appraisals are a two way street!

Are you about to carry out your appraisals/performance reviews?  You may have been given an outline of what should happen or written instructions; but are you comfortable with what to do and how to do it? Do you really know what you want to get out of it?

Remember performance reviews aren’t just be about filling in rating boxes, 1 for poor, 5 for excellent and giving an average to decide whether a bonus is due or not.  It should be about building relationships with your team, where both parties should be completely honest and find ways to work and improve together.

Here’s how you can achieve it:

Firm, fair and thoughtful feedback – Remember you should be communicating regularly with your employees, so negative issues shouldn’t come as a complete surprise so no need sugar coat your review, but of course that doesn’t mean you should reduce them to tears.  Remember be constructive, people will want to improve, but may just need the correct guidance.  Are your expectations clear enough?  Honest, sensitive feedback and realistic goals are key.

Listen to them – Like I said it is a two way street so don’t do all the talking.  Of course you need to point out your observations and feedback, but give them a chance to express themselves too. Steer clear of yes/no questions and encourage them to talk about their goals, you will learn more about them and where they are heading.

Look to the future – Although a review is exactly that, a review of work over the past quarter (six months etc.), talk about how things can be turned around to work for you both going forward. Ensure you explain to them where the company is heading so they want to work with you to get there.

Get their feedback – You should respect your employee’s opinions and should want to learn things about your management style/skills too, so ask them. They will know better than yourself if they truly feel guided and supported.

Remember, it’s not all about making it fluffy and everyone walking out with the “best employee award”, potential problems need to be tackled, just put some thought and structure into how you do it.

And…

Make plans together, people always try that little bit harder to make their own ideas work!

Make sure you get the very best out of your appraisals and download your FREE Guide to Effective Performance Review now…

 

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