People are the most valuable asset a business has. Sometimes this is forgotten or overlooked, which is a big mistake. HR plays a key role in developing, reinforcing, and changing the culture of a Company. Recruitment, onboarding, pay, training and development, performance management and reinforcing the values of the business are all essential elements that HR can support you with.

There are many areas that HR teams are highly skilled in, and each area will add value to your business in a unique way, these include:

Employee Engagement and Retention

Your workforce is the bread and butter of your business. In order to get the most out of your employees, you need to understand what engages them. They hold everything together, and in turn, how engaged they are will have a knock-on effect to pretty much every avenue of your business. HR play a pivotal role in designing schemes that will help to engage and retain employees, this might be a successful onboarding experience, wellbeing activities, training courses or an effective performance development process. At Hallidays HR we can help you to evaluate your current engagement strategies and build the most effective schemes that will get your employees excited.

Compliance with Employment Laws and Regulations

It can be difficult to keep track of all the laws and regulations that ensures your business is on the right track and most importantly, legally compliant.

HR professionals have a full understanding of employment law and the regulatory requirements of a business associated with its employees. This area should not be underestimated, an unfair dismissal claim can be an expensive mistake. Having HR professionals on hand to prevent this can save a company a lot of time and money.

If you want to understand how at risk your business is, then please fill out one of our HR Health Check questionnaires and we’ll arrange a 30-minute, free of charge, follow up call to discuss the findings. Contact us to find out more about our HR Health Check.

Employee Development and Training

When it comes to building a successful business, training and development is crucial if you want to get the most out of your employees.

All employees have strengths and weaknesses. It is important to celebrate the strengths and plug the skills gaps, giving them opportunities to grow and develop themselves. HR can work with various departments to roll out the necessary training sessions based on the needs of the team. Thus, helping everyone to enhance their skillset and get better results.

Investing in your employees, strengthens your Company and gives you a competitive edge. It is also widely recognised that employee development contributes towards better employee engagement, increased productivity, reduced employee turnover and a more positive culture.

If you think that you need to revaluate your learning and development offerings, Hallidays HR can assist you in reviewing or building an effective learning and development strategy that will allow your employees to grow within your business.

Getting Culture Right isn’t Easy

Company culture has a lot to do with employee experience, and vice versa. In fact, they are essential to each other’s success. Together, they can lead to valuable business benefits like increased productivity, reduced turnover, and greater employee satisfaction.

But it is important to remember that company culture means more than just what goes on in a senior leadership meeting and the offices of a business. It’s how people interact with each other throughout the organisation, from those who have recently entered into the company, to long standing employees. The HR department impacts how company culture operates both directly and indirectly.

Culture requires a multi-pronged approach and needs consistent work. Essentially, HR plays a significant role in setting the right tone when it comes to company culture from day one.

HR Contributes to the Bottom Line

Because HR touches virtually all aspects of the employee experience, it has an impact on a range of business outcomes, including:

Employee productivity: HR works with the business to identify the company structure and tools that support higher employee productivity and performance.

Turnover rates: HR supports the development of a positive workplace culture that helps the company retain employees.

Training participation: HR identifies training and development programs that build employees’ knowledge and skills.

HR both saves companies money and protects their reputation.

Summary

In summary, having HR support is vital to create a supportive work environment, attract top talent, foster employee engagement, and maintain legal practices—all of which are integral to sustained growth and success! At Hallidays HR we can help you with all of these areas so reach out to us for a chat!