For nearly two decades, the Human Resources department has undergone some serious reconstructive surgery, moving away from the traditional gears that drove an employee’s job satisfaction in to the ground to the sleeker, more sophisticated functions of a modern business, increasing efficiency through self-service technology and making workers feel more valued through effective employee engagement. These are just some of the benefits of a modern HR function.
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Sounds great, right?

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Why does HR need to change?”

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How do I make these changes?”

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You might be asking these to yourself. This is what I’ll be discussing with you today.

So without further ado, behold the five biggest issues HR is facing today:

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  1. Human Resources Isn’t Keeping Up With Business Changes – everybody knows by now that modern-day businesses have a strong strategic focus on their customer’s needs, improving the customer experience in order to strengthen their long-term relationships – this is great because building long-term relationships with your customers encourages loyalty and establishes a reliable source of income. However, in doing this, your attention can be drawn away from your employees and leave them feeling devalued. According to recent studies, a lack of technology can lead to unsatisfied employees and a loss of top talent. [vc_separator type=”transparent” position=”left” color=”” border_style=”dashed” width=”” thickness=”” up=”” down=””]
  2. Finding and recruiting the best talent – finding staff that have the greatest fundamental combination of skills, personality and self-driven motivation is incredibly difficult. This is the usual instance when you would either try and optimise your internal HR recruitment function with the effective use of HR software that allows you to easily store, analyse and compare a vast array of applications and CV’s sent in by candidates or outsource to an external consultancy, such as ourselves, to take the weight off your shoulders. It’s difficult to find a company you can trust, so please feel free to see what our current customers have to say about us here! [vc_separator type=”transparent” position=”left” color=”” border_style=”dashed” width=”” thickness=”” up=”” down=””]
  3. Lack of Productivity – an ongoing effort in any organisation is to ensure that the business is operating as efficiently as possible and to determine where a lack of productivity could be stemming from –  poor working practices or a lack of resources? The usual process that takes place to determine where the dip in productivity is happening is to carry out a T&M (Time and Motion) study to determine who is doing what and how, through doing this you can identify potential efficiency gains there could be. [vc_separator type=”transparent” position=”left” color=”” border_style=”dashed” width=”” thickness=”” up=”” down=””]
  4. Discipline – among the least popular issues that need tackling in the workplace is discipline. No boss wants to be on bad terms with a member of their team, whilst also not wanting to have a poor office morale due to unruly behavior. However, it is HR’s prerogative to resolve these incidents in a firm but fair way for both the employers and employees involved. This means making informed decisions based on solid evidence and bringing justice and acknowledgement to those who deserve it. [vc_separator type=”transparent” position=”left” color=”” border_style=”dashed” width=”” thickness=”” up=”” down=””]
  5. Health and Safety – Everybody knows that Health and Safety is the bread and butter of any modern day workplace. But if you work in the HR space you would also know that whenever a health and safety issue arises, you are called upon to demonstrate that the business had done everything it can to minimise the risk of harm to employees and the public. However, if for whatever reason you can’t find any proof of the measures you took you can be facing some serious legal ramifications and fines. To avoid these problems and target them at the source, you must make sure you keep a record of any Health & Safety training that employees have attended, documents issued and any other relevant information your company provides to ensure all employees are aware of the Health and Safety regulations of your workplace. [vc_separator type=”transparent” position=”left” color=”” border_style=”dashed” width=”” thickness=”” up=”” down=””]

We know that these are just a few of the many issues that the HR department faces on a day-to-day basis, but hopefully we can help you learn and dissolve these particular issues that can occur regularly.

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At The Réncái Group, we help our clients deliver their strategic HR Change, Continuous Improvement& SaaS/Cloud Implementation projects. Therefore, we’re made aware of a variety of HR issues every single day by different clients who seek our help on either an advisory consulting or project team building basis. Regardless, we stick with them and provide the necessary help and support (that I hoped to provide in this blog) when needed throughout the entire process. 

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We go in to more detail of HR issues in our November whitepaper, which you can download for free here
Thanks for reading!

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