Can HR add value?
If you have ever asked yourself the question, can HR add value then ask yourself this. Do you believe that your people are your most valuable asset? If you answered yes to that question, then HR is vital. It is not just a nice to have, quality HR adds value to your organisation.
The long term success of any organisation is usually directly linked to the talents, motivation and accomplishments of its people.
As you grow as a workplace, your HR needs will grow and develop. There will come a time when you can’t possibly try and manage everything yourself. When that happens, bringing HR professionals, like Cornerstone Resources, in to help will save you considerable time and effort.
How do you know how to manage someone who is off sick or someone who has told you they want to adopt?
HR ensures the right policies and procedures are in place for your organisation, not only to protect you but also to ensure your people are treated fairly and consistently.
Do you know how many people work for you, paid and voluntary? What holidays are they entitled to and how do they book them? Do you know what’s in their contracts (if they have them)?
HR will work with you to develop systems so you have this information at the tip of your fingers and ensure up-to-date contracts and processes etc are in place to ensure you as an organisation are following the law.
How do you manage the performance of your employees so that not only do you benefit from their productivity but they benefit by being rewarded for their effort and creativity?
HR works with managers to understand the organisational strategy, build in to objectives, train managers in how to performance manage their teams, as well as how to develop their people to bring out the best in them and how to reward them.
How do you know what salary to offer your people? Do they have access to any benefits?
HR can do external benchmarking in the relevant sector for your organisation, as well as internal benchmarking to make sure the salary you offer is fair, competitive in the relevant market and affordable for the organisation. HR can also look at cost effective benefits you can offer to your people, which often has a positive impact on your turnover rates.
How do you recruit, and keep, people?
Maybe it’s an apprentice, maybe it’s someone for a fixed period of time or maybe it’s a permanent employee. It’s essential to know what resources you need as an organisation so you have the best people helping to move your organisation forward. HR develops and manages the ways you can attract, recruit, train, motivate and keep your people.
Where can you turn when you have issues or conflicts in your teams?
HR professionals, who are up-to-date on employment law, can help to advise managers and navigate them through the more challenging times in the workplace….with the ultimate aim of creating a positive culture where employees don’t feel they need to escalate issues but can resolve them informally.
How do you develop your employees, so you are able to fill more senior positions from within your organisation?
HR can help to work with you to identify employees’ next steps, their preferred learning style, areas they’d like to develop and look at affordable / non-financial ways of how they can achieve this over time. Maybe you are a small business and opportunities may seem limited…HR can help you to think of different options.
Why choose Cornerstone Resources?
At Cornerstone Resources, we are trained, professionally qualified and experienced HR professionals who work alongside churches, charities and small businesses to develop solutions for their people needs.
- We won’t just deliver a one-size-fits-all approach, we will work closely with you to develop the right, simple, bespoke solution for your organisation.
- We won’t charge extortionate fees, we will discuss your budget upfront and work out the most cost effective way of delivering the work, without compromising on quality. We estimate the time a piece of work will take and will always tell you if we haven’t needed all the hours.
- We believe in building relationships with the organisations we work with and will always offer a ‘personal’ touch.
- We not only work on one-off projects but also offer regular HR support – like having your own HR department at the end of the line, and much more cost effective than employing someone yourself!
- We believe we work to a high standard, we are a proactive, pragmatic and trusted partner who will always work with high levels of integrity and honesty.
Why not give us a call today to see how we can help you?
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07908 875146.
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