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.
Recent media coverage has promoted a new and relaxed style of workplace culture. Gone are the cubicles, the stodgily suits, and the endless rooms of files. These are new and exciting places to work, but are they realistic? On the other hand, you’ve seen assembly lines where it seems each worker’s hand motions are prescribed. Boring? Maybe, but industries such as these are able to churn out product with incredible efficiency. There tends to be two schools of thoughts on the correct approach to the workplace. One is geared toward creativity, the other towards efficiency. Perhaps a new approach is the correct one. A workplace which can strike a fair balance of both has the potential to unlock new levels of success. READ MORE Workplace Culture: Balancing Creativity and Efficiency
In order to keep your business running smoothly and achieve growth, your organization must have clear processes in place. When an organization has too many processes in place, however, it’s easy for business efficiencies to go off the rails, and employee productivity suffers as a result. So how can you do this properly?
There are a number of ways your business could be at risk. One minute you’re generating revenue, the next you’re churning customers. Next you turn to downsizing departments and laying off employees. This, of course, leads to an increase in legal costs and challenges—a compliance nightmare. While we’re describing a worst-case scenario, the reality is running a business presents a number of different challenges.