Business leaders often say, “Our most important asset is our people” or “Our employees are our strength.” Think about it. If HR programs and processes were improved at your work place, would your business experience growth? Would morale be improved? Would you have less turnover and absenteeism?
If you suspect things could be better yet, don’t know what to do or where to begin the best place to start is by analyzing and improving the HR functions in your organization.
If you are a small business, you may not have reloj biométrico an experienced HR manager on board to provide advice, guidance and support for your organization’s management of employee resources; yet alone handle the day-to-day personnel-related administrative work practices. Ask yourself this question, “If the process of completing an HR Audit can positively impact our business, what am I waiting for?”
To clarify terminology, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has developed this explanation, “An HR audit measures HR effectiveness and efficiency and demonstrates the value of HR in helping an organization meet its strategic goals. The main functions of an HR audit are to:
o Help organizational decision makers understand what is happening with various human resource activities.
o Allow HR managers to determine programs/positions to eliminate/enhance.”
Don’t do this alone! A qualified Virtual Assistant (VA), credentialed and specializing in HR Services, will lead your business through the steps in an HR Audit. The VA acts as an unbiased evaluator, using objective criteria and assessment instruments to measure and review the management and performance of your HR initiatives. A systematic study can focus on one part of your program, or it can include all of the following:
o Your organization’s overall design and structure
o How HR functions are handled in your organization (i.e., payroll, benefits, salary administration, performance review, recruitment and selection, training, labor relations, professional development, safety, etc.)
o Legal compliance and documentation
o Employee morale and job satisfaction.
You may wonder, why choose a VA? The Alliance for Virtual Businesses provides this definition. “Virtual Assistants (VAs) are independent entrepreneurs providing professional administrative, creative, managerial, technical, business office and/or personal support services. VAs use the most advanced means of communication, and the newest and most efficient and time saving office products and work delivery, regardless of geographic boundaries. Virtual Assistants work from their own offices, on a contractual basis, and abide by an established Code of Ethics requiring integrity, honesty and due diligence.” Remember, Virtual Assistants establish long term associations with their clients and will remain invested in your organization’s success.
Discover if your HR program and initiatives really treat your employees as valued assets!
The results of your HR Audit will indicate strengths and weaknesses in your employee policies, procedures, documentation, systems and practices. The findings will identify issues needing resolution or potential change. Your VA will work with you to develop a work plan, a strategy for handling follow-up and correction. Because you have an ongoing work relationship established, your VA can also provide the guidance and administrative support services needed during the transitional period or longer.
DON’T WAIT! Reap the rewards that come when employees know they are appreciated! Complete the audit, and begin implementing HR initiatives that will add value to your organization!