In our experience, budgets are usually leaner and expectations higher for HR departments in mid range organisations. We find quite rightly that return on investment, getting it right first time and working as productively as possible rank highly on a HR Manager’s priority list in a SME.
So how can you boost HR productivity? Well having worked with a multitude of mid-sized businesses we find that starting with these 3 basic elements provide an excellent springboard to enhancing HR productivity.
Review your HR Processes
Start by understanding who the department’s key stakeholders are and what their touchpoints are so that you can better engage with them. This will highlight the important business drivers and HR focus areas.
Then take the opportunity to look inwards at your processes and their outputs. Are they efficient and effective? Map them to see how they can be streamlined to remove duplication.
Embrace the Cloud
Cloud based HR systems like Fairsail have designed especially for SME’s with a highly competitive implementation costs and relatively quick implementation timeframes, usually a lapse time of only one to three months. Importantly cloud systems put control of systems, data and reporting management back in the HR Manager’s hands – as the systems are designed for non technical users. Therefore HR users don’t need the IT department or external consultants to manage the system or the data on their behalf.
Collaborate and Communicate
HR departments should make the most of their HR technology to improve communication within the business. Communication is no longer the preserve of the marketing team instead HR should be as communication savvy as marketers. Consider webinars, snap poles and instant messaging to share information little and often for maximum impact.
Productivity levels can be boosted on collaborative projects as there is no longer a need to send files back and forth multiple times; employees are instead able to open and work on the same files with much less hassle.
To boost HR productivity in your business call the HRIS experts at Tugela People on +44 (01327) 317701