At HR Duo, we know what life is like for small and medium-sized businesses when it comes to HR. There’s a real challenge there because you need real HR expertise but in reality are only able to afford basic HR capabilities – compliance, and only just in some cases.
One of the main tactics is ‘do nothing and hope for the best’. It’s a high risk option and the risk gets greater as the organisation grows. Some business owners bite the bullet and employ consultants or even an HR Manager.
But in in the modern era, this is not enough. Just like hiring a finance person and expecting them to do everything from accounts clerk to CFO, or hiring a marketing person and expecting them to create a world-famous brand while simultaneously running a data-led online campaign – it’s just not possible.
HR today’s simply too broad and specialised for one person to know everything. Being familiar with all the regulations and legislation is a totally different skillset to understanding how to recruit and onboard a new hire. And realistically, you can’t expect the same person to be a performance management expert as well?
PiP iT Global is a new and very exciting worldwide product. We partnered with HR Duo from our launch day and have benefited from their expertise and experience as we have grown our business on the world stage.
Ollie WalshFounder, PiP IT Global
Managing your Employee Lifecycle = Managing your Business
Like it or not, most business wisdom handed down from generation to generation is expressed in clichés. But probably the most annoying one is “People are our most important asset.” Why? Because very often, while great efforts are made to find and hire the right people, companies (and sadly, many of them SMEs) seem to oversee their Employee Lifecycle with something approaching laissez faire, or worst, by allowing the personal styles and preferences of individual managers to determine this essential element for business success.
Any businesses that have a more considered and stringent policy for managing office stationery than they do for their employees really need to rethink matters (and perhaps use extravagant amounts of Post-it notes to remind themselves they have a problem)
So, here’s another cliché. Don’t judge someone by their words: judge them by their behaviour. Having and operating a first-class Employee Lifecycle Management approach to managing and retaining employees counts as the true measure of a company that likes to talk about valuing people.
Professor John P. Kotter, Leadership expert and author says ‘people are compelled to act towards the Company’s objectives, not through being driven towards achieving goals by Managers, but by the Employer ‘satisfying basic human needs for achievement, a sense of belonging, recognition, and self-esteem.
Employee Lifecycle Management can help ensure these actions and values are inherent in how Business Owners allow Employees to achieve their personal goals while the Business achieves its own
The result: Employees growing at the same time as the Company grows.