Your company’s growth has levelled off. You are seeking productivity growth from incremental changes, as well as efficiencies by growing your company. At this point, your HR unit has established practices and areas of responsibility. HR Plus offers service packages that are just right for your company’s situation.
1. HR functionaL ASSESSMENT
Your HR function can be evaluated during both the growth and maturity stages. Although consistent practices are applied during the assessment, the requirements imposed on your HR function will be different during each of these stages. We can focus on evaluating your selected sub-areas, or comprehensively evaluate all functional and HR management practices. In this assessment we also examine what are the HR needs in your organisation and provide a proposal how to develop your HR function to bring value and build your competitive edge. Our evaluation is based on a 3D analysis model of your HR function.
2. Creating a Human Resource Strategy
During the business stabilisation stage, the importance of a good HR strategy will continue to be highlighted. Whereas a growth-stage company can inspire its employees on the basis of growth itself, it should be borne in mind that a company in the stabilisation stage also faces a completely new situation: How should we change our company’s culture? How to attract and retain key employees? How to streamline your business’s HR activities? A good HR strategy will answer these questions. A good HR strategy takes account of issues such as the following:
In terms of content, the HR strategy will answer the key strategic questions faced by your HR operation.
The HR strategy will be linked to your business strategy and general research and knowledge in the HR field.
Strategic tools have been used in the HR strategy’s preparation.
Time has been taken in preparing the HR strategy, which has been discussed with various stakeholders.
The management is fully committed to the HR strategy.
In your HR strategy you make choices, which enable your company to differentiate from the competition.
The HR strategy creates clarity within your company.
The HR strategy can be easily communicated to your managers and employees and it inspires your organisation.
The strategy can be clearly implemented and measured.
We have a burning desire to develop this important area in your business. If these strategic issues are not properly thought out, there is a high risk that HR will be too reactive and focus merely on operational issues.This is where HR Plus can assist your HR function.
3. STREAMLINING HR PROCESSES
You have many opportunities to optimiseyour HR processes, no matter the size of your company. Today’s HR tools and systems can automatize the repetitive administrative tasks and provide HR data which will help you and your management team in business planning and decision making. You can also make a decision to outsource part of the HR work or create a service center, where all the administrative HR tasks are centralized.
Before you can optimise your HR processes or change the HR service model, you most likely need to make some investments in HR technology. But this is not enough, it is important to understand the employee service experience before changing the HR service model or standardising the HR practices.
We in HR Plus can help you in this change journey. We have wide experience in streamlining HR processes and designing, establishing and leading service centers globally. We believe that automatised HR services are part of HR’s operating model evolution and this should be part of your HR strategy. This way you can ensure that you continue providing efficient, transparent and user-friendly HR services to your employees and you can fully utilise your technology investments.
When successful, outsourcing is a key way of making a business more efficient. Well executed HR work forms the core of successful outsourcing: Is there a side of our business which could be outsourced?
An eye should be kept on compatibility between corporate cultures when choosing partners. How well is the Due Diligence handled? How well do the contracts take into account the interests of the undertaking and employees being outsourced? How well are the managers concerned being trained to support the change? How can you ensure that the remaining part of the organisation changes its practices in line with the new business model? How should you handle continuous communications with various stakeholders? How should you handle simultaneous consultations in different countries? How should you handle the implementation of the change in all countries while avoiding any disruption of business operations? How will you gather the lessons learned, to avoid repeating the same mistakes next time?
Successful outsourcing requires special HR expertise and time. HR Plus has such expertise.
5. Renewing organisational culture
Renewing your organisational culture will become important as your company’s business matures. Your company’s culture has brought you this far, but to move on you will need an updated strategy and an organisational culture which supports it. You know the saying, about your organisation’s culture eating your strategy for breakfast? If your culture does not support your strategy, HR Plus can help you to renew your company’s culture. We have led cultural change projects before and can help you to transform your business.