You’ve decided that it’s time… you need to take the important step of auditing functions within your HR department. So what now? It takes time, discipline, and the objective human resources to conduct a thorough audit and it starts with understanding your objectives. Do you want to do a full-audit of all HR functions or be more specific? No matter what the extend of your audit is, reviewing the current state is a necessary first step. As an HR consultant with expertise in the field of HR audits, I have found there are seven defined steps to follow to achieve a successful audit.
While sunny Las Vegas provided the backdrop for this year’s HR Tech, I actually came out ahead in Vegas with a windfall of knowledge. And it wasn’t just about HR. This event is all about trends in the marketplace featuring demo products from varied aspects of the HR technology landscape. It’s here we learn how others solved their business problems with HR technology. And of course there was the added win with the unique chance to network with over 9,000 attending consultants, vendors, and practitioners.
For the third year in a row Willory has been awarded a spot on the NorthCoast 99, which recognizes workplaces in Northeast Ohio dedicated to developing top talent. This year Willory was awarded the “challenging and meaningful work” category winner. We are honored and humbled to receive this award again and it is with that humility that we present a series examining how Willory has created an award-winning culture.
After completing a recent Recruiting Analysis (Willory’s newest service you can learn about by clicking here), a startling realization hit me: majority of companies are having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because their entire recruiting strategy isn’t properly aligned with the hiring organization’s goals. The result? A painfully long and arduous process to fill job orders and when they are filled… the right person might not be the “winner,” producing high turnover.
The word “goodbye” is dubious as there’s typically nothing inherently ‘good’ associated with it. This is also true when it’s time to say goodbye to one of your employees who has chosen to move on. Whether it’s an all-star manager or your sub-par administrative assistant, losing an employee can be disruptive and cause significant and unexpected change within your company.
There are over 2,000 employee engagement services in the market today – so if you think employee engagement is a fad you should reconsider. Pick up any human resource publication or search for hundreds of blogs to find articles on this topic. Employee engagement is here to stay. With the right planning, you can build up your organization and your career.
Want to know one of the easiest ways to predict the success (or failure) of an HR consulting project before it even officially begins? Look at the project team. Who’s on it and what is their commitment to the HR project as a whole? Implementing a new HR and payroll system is no easy feat. The project comes with a myriad of twists and turns. Building a team that is knowledgeable, capable, and hardworking is one of the key components to a successful implementation or activation.
*This post originally appeared in CSHRM's monthly newsletter announcing the programming for the newly formed HR Tech SIG.*
As the year comes to a close, we are sharing 10 of our most popular blogs throughout the year. The following blogs review key information we've been discussing over the last year. It goes without saying that 2016 has been unlike any other year. We've seen a rise in focusing on policies that engage employees in unique ways, significant policies changes, and massive political upheavals.