From the very first organisations to ever be set up, to the modern day companies of today, the world of business has constantly found itself fraught by the seemingly answerless problem of managing the human resource. While the human resource is part and parcel of the company itself, more so than most employers realize, the two have not always been on favourable terms with each other. The underlying reason for this age-old problem just may be a misunderstanding of interests of both parties, in the sense that the company is trying to maximize its profits while employees try to maximize their personal gains, where there seems to be a conflict. Here is a closer look at how to collaborate and facilitate rather than obstruct HR directives for the benefit of both the employer and employee;
Attracting the Best Talent out There
A sound recruitment strategy works as a main indicator of how serious you are as an employer when it comes to providing your employees with the best experience at work. Anyone who is interested in working for your company will first interact with it by way of the recruitment process. Every tiny detail such as how easy it was to contact you, how friendly the HR staff was, how well you worked towards informing them about the job, etc. will all play a major role in determining whether or not the right kind of people will be filling the vacant positions in your company. In addition to this, an attractive remuneration package will also indicate how well you treat your employees and how much you value their services.
Retaining the Staff that Drives the Business
Once recruited and orientated into the company’s culture an environment, existing employees need to be properly remunerated, appreciated, recognized, rewarded and treated in such a way that they would want to continue working with you. Going over and above the expected norm when it comes to salaries, benefits, training and development can make you a more desirable employer for both future and existing employees.
Activities such as corporate physiotherapy services are being increasingly used by modern organisations all over Australia, to show their employees that they are really valued by the company and that the company is genuinely concerned about their health and well-being.
Some companies have even gone to the extent of providing corporate massages to their hard working employees to relieve pain from workplace and boost the level of energy and create a positive attitude amongst their deserving workers.
Saying Goodbye with Both Parties Smiling
When it is ultimately time to let go of an employee, the termination process needs to be handled prudently and in a way that will not be disadvantageous to either the employee or the company. Terminations are a sensitive subject that most companies are eager to finish off as quietly and as swiftly as possible. But in this hurry, you need to make sure that there are no hard feelings between the two parties, and that any due remunerations are paid off to the employee at the time of termination. A good record in this aspect is crucial to maintaining a good HR policy and an overall favourable company image.