You know that your people are your greatest asset and that effective HR practices and procedures can be the cornerstone of strategic growth, however, do you now feel like you no longer have the time or energy to manage everything HR all on your own.
You’ve decided that bringing in a dedicated employee to take care of people issues within your company is the way forward. Having your own HR director, HR manager, or even HR administrator could be the next step in your big plan.
How do you know that you’ve found the right person, and what should you even be looking for?
Let’s consider what you need to know when it comes to finding your new team member.
First and foremost, look for a businessperson
These days, people management isn’t all about ticking boxes and offering employees tea and sympathy. Savvy leaders know this, and recognise the strategic value that HR can bring to the table.
It is important to make sure that you aren’t getting bogged down with the finer details, and that ultimately, you’re looking for a talented business mind that can drive profits and help you to exceed organisational goals.
Typing up a list of general requirements for the role that cover what you think you might expect from your new member employee isn’t enough. Sure, they might have responsibility for ensuring that your policies are up to date, and records are kept, but you need to carry out much deeper analysis of what the role will entail, and who it will suit and what skills are needed.
Never forget that the recruitment process works both ways. Even in times of economic uncertainty, talented candidates will have other options. Giving them a realistic view of what’s involved in working with you and your business will make sure that you get the right person, and more importantly that you hold on to them.
Sometimes, recruiting a permanent employee really is the best option. Welcoming a new team member, and everything that’s involved in this process, can be costly and time-consuming, so it’s definitely worth ensuring that you’ve considered all your options before you rush into something that might not be the best fit right now. However there are other solutions that are overlooked.
How hiring an HR Consultancy can help
Think; what do you really need? One route that’s definitely worth thinking about is bringing in an HR consultant. If you want more flexibility, but you still want a positive experience and more importantly a proven track record, then HR Revolution might be able to help.
HR Revolution was founded with a rebellious spirit, and we believe that HR should make a difference in how business treats the importance of its people. We work with you to plan and deliver an HR solution that is tailored to truly fit your business. We always ensure we use a transparent, honest, jargon free approach to your people strategies, if we do not add value we are not happy. There is no consultancy out there that is more passionate about HR! and our mission is simple – to revolutionise the way in which businesses work with HR.
Get in touch with us to discuss how we can help your business.