Whether you’re a startup or an SME that’s been up and running for a number of years, you’ll have a certain structure to your business. In my opinion, the human resources (HR) department is the backbone to all of the other divisions of your company; without it, a business just doesn’t seem to run as efficiently. If you take a few moments to think about what fits within the remit of an HR team member you can begin to see why.
If you haven’t got a fully established team yet, don’t fret. Figure out how you can incorporate a new role to your business, or introduce new responsibilities to an existing member of staff with the right training. I do believe it is worth it; here are just a few reasons why…
Training And Development
Your employees will have had a certain amount of training and experience before they joined your company, but they are more worthy assets to your business if you keep their training up-to-date. Human resources will be able to conduct assessments to determine which members of staff require further development in certain areas; this can often be less expensive than hiring new employees. Along with figuring out who needs to acquire skills, they’ll also be able to organise the right workshops, conferences and classes too.
The larger your company becomes, the more likely it is that there will be conflict from time to time. This can be between employees on the same team, or even with managers and senior staff. Whoever is involved, the unbiased HR team can work to handle these disputes and put them right. Each case is different but it could be anything from getting in mediators to assist with resolutions, or even being present at a tribunal if the case escalates.
Hiring And Firing
Even with training and development taken care of, your business will still need to attract new talent to stay competitive in the market. HR in Hawaii will have plenty of knowledge for how best to do this, from offering staff perks to advertising positions in the right places. Of course, with this also comes the responsibility for letting certain staff go if they haven’t progressed in line with expectations that were outlined at the beginning of their employment, or have continually ignored official warnings. It’s not an easy job to do, which is why this team is so valuable.
Operations And Costs
Finally, your human resources team will be responsible for looking after certain costs that the business needs to spend and save, as well as finding more efficient ways of operating. This includes everything from assessing whether to use online payslips or to continue printing these off each month, spending money on paper, toner and envelopes. They’ll also decide which methods to advertise jobs get the best results for the right price; after all there is no point wasting money on a website that only invites poor inquiries.