HR Strategy

You know that your people are key to the success of your organisation, it’s just that sometimes it feels like managing them is harder work that it needs to be.

Does that sound familiar?

As organisations grow, the management of employees becomes increasingly complex and difficult to keep on top of.  Issues start to creep in that need a longer term focus to tackle.  An ‘organic’ approach to employee performance management becomes more challenging.

At some stage less fire-fighting and more proactive Human Resource Planning is required to ensure the continued success of the organisation.

Our recommendations

Avoiding the temptation to create too many policies that may come back to bite you; or thinking you need to take a ‘Corporate’ approach that may not be realistic for your organisation or right for your people.

Considering your organisation’s overall goals and planning out what HR solutions are needed to reach those goals.

Keeping your approach, style and values in mind when planning your response to different situations.

Ensuring your approach to any projects (both planned and unexpected) move you in the right direction, from acquiring a new business to responding to funding changes.

HR outsourcing shouldn’t just be about a helpline for when things go wrong, but about accountability for your HR plan to help you achieve your goals. Our business partner approach has been described as “like having a part-time internal HR Director”. We can also help with specific shorter-term activities.

If you would like to discuss options for strategic HR support for your organisation then get in touch for an informal chat, or apply for a free HR strategy review.

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