Why is HR so important for my business?
Human Resources has often been overlooked and seen as an “overhead” with minimal influence on the bottom line. However, after the year we have had, many business owners have turned to HR professionals to steer their business and their teams through these very challenging times.
We’ve all seen the shift in workplaces over the last few years as more businesses come to realise that their most valuable asset is their people. This year especially has shown how important it is to engage with your team and demonstrate leadership and resilience as you contend with social distancing, remote working, school closures and furlough.
As a business, your people are your foundation – if they are not aligned to the business values and goals, it just isn’t going to work in the long term.
HR’s crucial focus is to help employees be the best at their job and to support your business aims and ambitions. Alongside your staff, HR are an investment that will pay you a bounty in return.
However, before we can even think about supporting your employees to achieve your business goals, we have to consider recruitment and finding the best person for the job- after all, this is where the employment relationship begins!
Building a foundation
We believe recruitment or talent acquisition is a huge aspect of HR. As a company, you want people who align with your values and are motivated to work towards the same goals, and HR are able to make sure the process is best suited to attract these candidates.
If you make the wrong decision here, you’re not only going to end up having to spend time going through the same process, but it’s also going to cost you financially.
HR’s duties don’t stop here. Research shows that engaged employees go hand in hand with strong motivation and commitment to your business.
HR’s role is to ensure that your people are aligned to the overall business goals, by ensuring that your team feel valued, engaged and motivated throughout their employment.
In addition, HR add value by ensuring that your staff develop in skills and expertise that your business needs to grow and move forward.
HR can improve team and individual resilience by focusing on employee wellbeing, which has been critical over the past year with pressures on so many as a result of the pandemic.
HR also provide an open line of communication and dialogue with your team, ensuring any issues or concerns are addressed with minimal impact on your business.
What if you don’t have a HR department?
Luckily, there is some good news. You don’t always need an in-house HR and recruitment department to be able to recruit and retain the best people for your business.
Outsourcing your HR can in fact save you time, money and energy! As experts in our fields, there’s plenty of HR and recruitment services available that will bring a wide base of knowledge to support your businesses growth, goals and aspirations through your people.
Either way, in-house or outsourced, there’s one thing abundantly clear – HR play a crucial role in adding value and maintaining a business’s overall growth and profit.
Are you looking for some HR support?
Sweet delivers outsourced HR and recruitment services with a difference. Working as an extension of your team, we offer a range of services to help your business flourish, just get in touch if you would like to find out more about how we can help.