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The HR team plays a major role in employee satisfaction. It's important for your HR team to set goals that support the organization's goals. It's required of HR teams to be successful business partners alongside their leaders and managers. Here are six key areas that HR teams should consider changing or implementing this month.
Company Goals & Objectives
Your workers can't exceed your company goals or performance objectives if it's not outlined to them. This should be your HR team's first priority this month. Most employers aren't clear about their company's goals and objectives. As a result, most employees shy away from asking questions when they're confused or unclear on something.
You can remove these pitfalls by being as upfront and honest with your employees as possible. Define clear goals that are outlined with goal-tracking software. This allows you to create a chart that you can blast via e-mail or hang as a flyer throughout the entire business. Or, you can use this information to hold an important business meeting so everyone's clear on the company goals and objectives.
When you're creating your goals and objectives, emphasize that message so it sticks with your employees. Provide visuals such as charts, infographics, and videos that will stick in their minds. This also provides them with a reference to rely on. Your HR team should also hold monthly meetings to check on the progress of your employees.
Create Performance Incentives
By incorporating the use of benefits, incentives, and the performance management model, your HR team can help a business take a strategic approach to motivate their employees. This can only be done if the HR team understands the scope and effectiveness of these incentives. They can tweak the existing programs or provide better incentives. The goal is to provide benefits and incentives that boost employee morale.
Performance Management Software
If your HR team isn't using performance management software, then it may be time to invest in one. It's just as important as accounting document management software. If you have one that's not saving you time or money, then it's time to upgrade. The right performance management software can help streamline your HR strategies. The first step is to start using the one you have or find an upgrade.
You should invest in a performance management software system that's easy to use, employee-friendly, fosters employee development, and provides quick and actionable reporting. It should have a combination of 360s and traditional reviews. This software will allow your HR team and employees to stay on top of your goals to ensure the company is running efficiently and smoothly.
Build & Establish Relationships
HR teams may have a difficult time finding what's best for the company or its employees. One of your main focus should be to build and establish relationships among all of your employees. You want to make sure your HR team has a hands-on relationship with each of its employees. You want to make it your goal to collaborate on their top priorities, forecast changes or trends, and provide constant feedback that's crucial to their growth.
Having an open line of communication is important in personal relationships. Why would it be any different in the workplace? In order to build and establish an honest relationship with your employees, your C-suite and leaders need to follow suit. Hold an executive meeting to address the importance of relationship-building both internally and externally.
Offer Performance Feedback
While communicating your company's goals and objectives are important for any business, communicating those goals isn't enough. Your leaders should also check in with employees and teams in an effort to gauge progress and to provide feedback. Performance feedback can help strengthen positive behaviors and strong skill sets while providing a clear path for improvement.
You should provide performance feedback in real time. Not only should it take place during the interview process, but it should also be reserved for other moments as well. Performance feedback is the best way for employees to know if their work and efforts are shaping up effectively. If you own performance management software, it should allow you to collect and provide feedback.
Onboarding New Hires
Onboarding is an ongoing process that should be addressed and tweaked every month. It's important for new hires to make the right impression and to receive any feedback before moving forward. Onboarding can help you engage with new hires from the first day. Every employee should be matched with a mentor who can guide them throughout their career. Make it your resolution this year to improve or revamp your onboarding process.