Let’s be brutally honest here… HR has something of a reputation for being the lesser sibling of the other ‘big hitting’ functions like Sales and Biz Dev!! It’s a burden that we’ve carried for years, and it’s one that refuses to budge in a lot of circles.
But is there any substance behind it? Are we actually just a group of thundering bores who can bring nothing more to your business than bureaucracy and forms to fill in, and pointless policies that never see the light of day? Just what are we adding to the bottom line?
Those of you that know me, know how passionate I am about my work, so here are three reasons why I think your business should be feeling the love for HR and embracing it with a passion!
We can keep you out of tribunals
Being in an Employment Tribunal is your worst nightmare, trust me. I have been involved in two employment tribunals and we won both, however that’s not the point! The point is that it involved a huge amount of time and energy as well as legal fees to defend the actions from employees, and it can be stressful. Good HR practices ensure that you’re not accidently breaking the law. It’s definitely not where most business owners want to end up when they’re in the middle of balancing everyday concerns, and striving towards growth.
We can save you a load of money
Is making money more tempting than saving money? It could be argued that it is. If you’re particularly daring, then you might decide to just focus on bringing more in, whilst ignoring the fact that your spending is spiraling out of control and you’re wasting cash all over the place. But good leaders know that it’s a mix of both… And that’s precisely why they use HR professionals to make sure that their staffing budget is invested in all the right places, and they are attracting and retaining the best possible people. This means spending only where it will reap rewards – because we all know that by improving employee engagement we can directly increase productivity and profits!
We can make your workplace a peaceful and productive place
Some people thrive on drama, arguments and scandal. They might say that without these things, life is pretty dull. If that sounds like your ideal workplace, then HR might not be your cup of tea. Most managers though just want everyone to be able to get along and form positive working relationships, so they can enjoy their time at work and make a great contribution to the team and the business.
If you think these things are boring? Then HR is guilty as charged. But if you recognise that these things are in fact prerequisites for running a profitable and sustainable business then we should talk. I can bring the right brand of ‘boring’ to your business, and steer you clear of the unnecessary headaches and dramas. Give me a call today to arrange your no-obligation consultation. I might just surprise you!