Make Your HR Department Function More Effectively

HR professionals are often faced with tedious, time-consuming tasks that can hinder their effectiveness in driving an organisation forward. They also have to keep employees happy and sometimes play the middleman in internal disputes.

With all these responsibilities, making their jobs as smooth as possible should be a priority.

The following are a few pain points HR administrators face daily.

  1. Employee relations

People often complain in the workplace. This requires the HR professional to be a peacemaker and to ensure harmony in an office.

HR pros must also bear in mind that people are not machines and a purely analytical approach will not always work. Use logic, yes, but also remember that employees prefer a more human approach and want to feel like their voices are being heard.

  1. Manual data entry

If you’re only using spreadsheets and inputting information by hand, you’re asking for trouble. Not only does this eat away at your time, it doesn’t integrate well with other systems for your payroll, recruitment processes or leave requests.

You can get rid of this headache by using software designed for human resource management processes.

  1. Managing leave requests

Having to coordinate leave requests of each employee in the organisation while keeping everyone satisfied can be a chore. Putting clear systems into place to handle holidays and sick days will help the HR department to better coordinate resources and workloads.

HR management software can easily handle submissions and reviews of leave applications and lead to a more efficient workplace.

  1. Employee turnover

Keeping people employed is a priority as a high turnover often leads to huge costs in terms of productivity, hiring processes and training. Most organisations understand that the longer employees stay, the more cost-effective it becomes as older employees know how the company and its systems work.

Rewarding employee performances, fostering career growth and an agreeable workspace all contribute to retaining employees.

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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 Jacobs

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