A failing human resources strategy is one of the gravest nightmares for both entrepreneurs as well as HR managers of a company. Random HR management practices might click during the initial days, but you certainly can’t rely on them for the long-run.
This is why it is advisable to have a well-planned and documented human resources strategy in place for optimum HR management besides having a good employee management software in today’s competitive business ecosystem.
Here are a few apparent signs your HR strategy needs a fix right now.
1. Poor communication: Yes, communication is one of the most pivotal elements of an HR strategy. And, poor organizational or internal communication can disrupt all your HR management efforts. Right from the execution of strategies to feedbacks, make sure that you plan your communication strategy in a thorough and careful manner that ensures full coverage and participation from the staff.
Lack of communication from management is cited as one of the most common reasons for employees to ditch a company.
2. The strategy is void and no one is working in it: Every HR professional ought to be a great pitcher or a good salesperson. So make that pitch, align people with your strategy and you are all set to go. No strategy will work out if you are not pitching it the right way across your people.
3. Non-measurable strategy: Remember that the elements of an HR strategy always ought to be measurable. Implementation of the strategy needs consistent tracking and all the participation should be clear with their objectives. Regular reviews and follow-ups help to ensure that the strategy is on-track. No HR strategy would succeed if it’s not quantifiable.
4. Dormant strategy: Yes, strategies do evolve and thus, HR managers should tweak their HR strategies in line with the organisation’s changing goals, culture, etc. On the other hand, a static or dormant strategy if neglected for long would turn irrelevant with people losing interest over time eventually causing the strategy to fail.
So these are few tell-tale signs that shout out loud to reboot your failing HR strategy. For more such tips and advice on human resources management and workplace engagement, visit our blog here. You can also give us a shout-out at Twitter and Facebook or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply SMS SAGE to 56767.