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How Efficient is Your HR Department?

HR professionals face numerous challenges that can reduce their efficiency and performance in the overall recruitment process and employee welfare in the organisation. Here are some of the challenges.

Managing Employee Relations

Human resources deal with the constant need of looking for new prospects while keeping employees happy and engaged at work. Don’t ignore the latter. Listen to employees’ pain points and give them a platform to make their voices heard without judgement.

If your HR department spends a lot of time and effort sifting through complaints and mediating internal disputes to ensure harmony in the office, it is time to look closely at how employee relations are managed and what can be done to ensure better communication and workplace conflict resolution.

Dealing with Employee Turnover

A high employee turnover often leads to huge costs in terms of productivity, hiring processes and training. Make employee retention a priority to keep the organisation cost-effective and benefit from continuous and sustainable performance.

If you struggle with high employee turnover, ensure the workplace is professional and pleasant enough to curb unwanted conflict, negativism and absenteeism. Introduce initiatives to reward employee performance and foster career growth opportunities.

Manual Data Management

The fastest way to make HR more efficient is by automating the tedious everyday manual task such as data entries, which will free your department more time to focus on employee retention strategies, consultation work and business growth opportunities.

If you are wasting time with manual data entry, spreadsheets and multiple separate systems, rather invest in an integrated HR management software that includes recruitment and payroll processes, and can manage all employee data from one place for effective and accurate resolution of tasks such as leave requests.

Professional Sourcing is a top-tier South African-based recruitment agency operating internationally, IPM accredited, LEVEL 2 BEE RATED and 51% Black Owned.

Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector.

Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector. -- Patricia Koekemoer

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