From a human resources perspective, helping your staff in their jobs is one of your fundamental priorities from week to week. Employee wellbeing is one thing – ensuring that they’re happy and satisfied in the job – but what about making staff more efficient and proactive in the workplace? How can you find ways to make your staff work better, harder and more enthusiastically throughout the second half of 2019 to deliver results for your business? This article explores three examples of measures that should inspire your staff to better performances.
Automate Where Possible
The wave of automation has already hit the employment market, but for existing businesses, it’s something that one might expect to take a little while to set in. While there are scare stories for workers that automation means job losses and redundancies, what it actually means for companies is the reduction of time-consuming labour fees, and for workers, it means promotion to more interesting roles. Automation might take place in:
· Customer service responses, through chatbots.
· Communications – with automated replies helping your business to run smoother.
· Data entry, freeing up individuals for more exciting roles.
· Accounting and cash flow analysis (numbers crunched by software.)
Even HR departments themselves are experiencing changes due to the nature of automation; it’s likely, for instance, that you’ll be looking at automating your payroll management to avoid human error and to free you up for caring for staff instead.
Outsource Difficult Jobs
Many companies – especially relatively small ones – struggle to amass the necessary skills to manage all areas of their business independently. This often means bringing in outsourced help to ensure that you’re able to function to a high degree, without missing out some of the valuable inputs generated by specific skills that your business might be missing at present.
When deciding where to outsource to, consider the company you’re thinking of partnering with, and the benefits that they offer their partners. Krystal, the web hosting and support specialists, are the kind of outsourced help that you’ll want – they don’t only help you set up your business websites, but they help you with 24/7, immediate support, too. It’s these kinds of organisations that are best to outsource to for your staff’s wellbeing and guidance.
Emotional and Psychological Support
With psychological and emotional wellbeing rising the news agenda, as well as the public health priority list, is becoming even more important within your business to ensure that you’re doing everything possible to support your staff through tough periods of their lives.
As an HR professional, you should be scheduling regular meetings with every staff member at your company to make them feel cared for and valued. In these meetings, you should ensure that it’s a safe space for employees to share their concerns and their problems, which will help you make a plan that’ll help their wellbeing – be that granting them paid leave, or helping them by reducing their workload.
This list of three tips should help HR professionals work to improve the lives of their colleagues in 2019 and beyond.