As rocket engineer Wernher von Braun said “we can beat gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.” If rocket scientists can get overwhelmed by paperwork, so can your human resource staff. A big part of the human resource team’s job is to collect and track all kinds of paperwork relating to the company’s procedures and business. Here’s how efficient HR departments are transitioning to digital data storage models.
There’s a common myth that the human resource department’s job is to spread happiness and cheer. While this isn’t really true, it is easier to keep your team upbeat when your job doesn’t bring frustrations of its own. Technology provides some incredible tools for HR teams, but those tools are only useful in the right context, with the right training and proper use. Without those elements, they can be tremendously frustrating. HR technology needs to have the right functions, used properly and in the right context.
In life and in business there are constant trends. But how many of those trends actually affect our lives long term? Most of them come and go, leaving only a humorous (or embarrassing) memory to recount to the incredulous generations to come. However, sometimes true innovation is disguised as a trend. The difference being, true innovations don’t go away. The HR field is no different. There are numerous trends which have come and gone. However, there’s a growing trend in HR circles which is beginning to feel a lot more like true innovation: single platform systems. Here are three reasons single platform systems are around to stay. READ MORE Single Platform HR Software: A Trend or Innovation?
Human Resources is often viewed as the department that hands out safety manuals and fields the harassment complaints. But as an HR manager, your job is much more complicated than that. In many ways, you are an advocate for both the employee and the employer. This puts you in a unique situation to have one of the most comprehensive views of the company. One of the keys to a good company is a high level of productivity. Here’s how the HR team can help build the foundation of productivity.
While the startup and small-business environments have many advantages for employees who want to shape their roles within an organization, the other side of this situation is that job roles and responsibilities are lacking definition—if they even exist.
“Companies with 50 or fewer employees rarely have a formal human resources department; instead, duties from recruiting to benefits administration are scattered among of [sic] colleagues—an accounting manager might manage a payroll vendor while mid-level employees write job listings, and a manager makes key hires,” writes Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, a senior writer at Inc. As you can see, managing human resources ad hoc isn’t out of the norm. Yet this process does run the potential of becoming inefficient, especially if your business is on the verge of growing.