On average, human resources (HR) work takes up 35% of a business owner’s time. The mix of managing business growth and handling HR issues can be a challenge. How can you lighten your HR load? We’ll discuss four easy steps.
1. Utilize Technology
There are apps and software for just about every HR function.
- Performance management – Manage performance by individuals or teams. Add development plans, track goals, conduct assessments, and get guidance for handling difficult conversations regarding performance.
- Workforce management – Track time, schedule shifts, and identify the best workers for projects or tasks forces. The software can also be used to build a network of temporary or contract workers.
- Learning products – Accelerate your employees’ skills, competencies, and development, and improve their leadership abilities with learning modules or video learning. The applications can be used on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device. A visual timeline helps employees track priorities and tasks.
- Employee engagement – Few employers have time to regularly speak with employees to assess workplace satisfaction. Employee engagement software surveys them for you. Gather meaningful feedback to learn how employees see your workplace culture.
2. Train and Delegate
Some businesses train trustworthy managers on HR tasks and delegate to them. Training software can be purchased, or managers can receive training from professional HR organizations. Some of the tasks that can be delegated include:
- Employee evaluations
- Performance reviews
- Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring
It can be difficult to keep up with changing HR regulations, and delegating certain tasks creates liability risks. In those cases, consider outsourcing.
If your business doesn’t have a dedicated resource or legal assistance to interpret law and ensure regulatory compliance, it’s best to outsource certain HR tasks. Leaving the work to trained professionals will save time, reduce errors, and prevent legal issues.
Some of the areas that require expertise include:
- Benefits administration
- Discrimination and sexual harassment training
- Diversity planning
- Employee Relations
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) administration
- Reference checks
- Workers’ compensation
- Workplace law
4. Get Help with Staffing and Talent Acquisition
Most employers want more than to just fill a position. They want skilled and knowledgeable employees who will quickly become productive and adopt workplace culture. Finding the best candidates takes time, effort, and money. What’s involved?
- Marketing and branding
- Managing job boards
- Conducting skills assessments
- Performing background checks
- Testing candidates
- Interviewing candidates
- Maintaining applicant tracking and recruiting systems
- Determining compensation
- Preparing job offers
If your organization is growing fast, approaching a peak season, or receiving an influx of patients, it can be challenging to devote the time needed to find the best candidates.
Bonus Step: We Can Help!
Since 1995, Priority One Staffing Services has placed skilled candidates in administrative, call center, financial, healthcare, and human resources positions. We’ve developed long-term relationships with a large network of businesses that confidently leave the hiring to us.