All businesses need to be ready to respond to employee changes. This includes an employee’s change in hours or taking extended leave, as well as departures, both planned (such as retirements) and unexpected (such as career changes). This requires a succession plan to be in place.
It is critical for a business to align its overarching business goals with its human resource strategy to achieve business success. While Human Resources requires having the right policies and forms in place, Human Resources is more than that. It also needs to be a part of every aspect of a business to support each stage, and that includes budgeting.
Every business needs an employee handbook to support its day to day operations. It is an important tool that documents not only the business’ suite of Human Resources policies and procedures, but also provides an overview of the business, clearly sets the expectations of employees and employers, and enables a fair and consistent approach for all.
The Human Resources Plan documents and details the initiatives and tasks required to achieve the Human Resources Strategy. The Human Resources Strategy links into the Business Strategy, which outlines the long term direction and goals of the business.
Starting a small business takes a lot of planning, dedication and courage. It is often coupled with personal goals to enable work life balance, follow a passion, or to simply have a side hustle for some extra money. Once the business is up and running though, often business owners are so busy on the day to day operations of their business that it is rare to think about the future.
Planning to take some leave? Are you prepared?
Oh oh! When was the last time you reviewed your Human Resource documentation such as policies, procedures and templates?
A human resources strategy addresses a business’s long term people requirements needed to achieve the business strategy and plan. This includes understanding of business structure, employee positions and employee capabilities.
Every business needs a suite of Human Resources policies and procedures to support its day to day operations.
Human Resources, like many professional fields, is changing quickly now to meet dual needs. Innovation in changing the face of HR – to meet the needs of the next generation of employees, and also the needs of the business.