3 Signs It’s Time to Reconfigure Your HR Strategy

by Adaptiva HR

The human resources department (or the person “wearing the HR hat” in smaller companies without a whole department) plays a vital role in maintaining your business flow. They bridge the gap between managers and employees handling topics such as staffing, recruiting, payroll, and job performance needs. It’s a wide-reaching position that has an enormous effect on everyone. Larger organizations likely have systems in place to regularly review and update elements of HR strategy. Small and medium-sized businesses also need to pay attention to their HR strategy to optimize how the work gets done and how well supported the people in the organization are.

How to Tell When You Need to Reevaluate Your HR Strategy

1. Old Handbook

Employee handbooks provide new and existing employees with all the information they need to abide by company rules and policies. They also include details about compensation, benefits, and termination. If the handbook doesn’t contain the most updated information, your employees won’t be aware of any changes you’ve implemented (and you could be out of compliance with employment regulations). It’s crucial that everyone remains informed of the most updated information to avoid confusion and even legal action.

2. Weak Training

Creating a successful onboarding process is a crucial responsibility of human resources. The steps you take during early employment to engage and train new employees are essential to their success. This process allows them to perform their best and benefits the company by producing highly capable, responsible, and motivated people. However, if your training program lacks a valuable introductory process, productivity, morale, and retention may suffer.

3. Poor Hiring

The human resources department is responsible for creating in-depth job descriptions that serve as an initial vetting process for the best candidates. They outline the skills required to handle the job successfully and play an integral role in ensuring the hiring process is equitable and bias-free. For your organization to perform at its best, you need to attract a highly skilled and diverse pool of candidates for job openings (and retain them with clear expectations, solid development, and genuine appreciation). Your HR team should play a key role in improving and guiding the hiring process.

How is your HR strategy doing in these three key areas?

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