How HR Can Help With Responsible Business Growth

When all is said and done, the goal of every company, regardless of the native industry, is to expand and grow. This process, however, often ends up being a double-edged sword since, while trying to meet the external goals and cover as much ground as possible, companies often fail to make internal adjustments necessary for supporting such a drastic change of pace.

Human resources are one of the departments that most frequently end up lost in this shuffle. That is a great mistake since HR plays an enormous part in overall employee satisfaction and, according to a recent survey, 69% of examined workers claimed they would be more productive if they felt their work is noted and appreciated.

Let us then examine this issue in greater depth and see how you can use the HR department to stimulate growth instead of cutting it off in the process.

Refinement of HR processes improves the workflow

If you are experiencing certain HR discrepancies or you feel the department it’s not prepared for the eventual expansion it would be a good idea to go back to square one and reevaluate important HR data like scheduling, turnover, overtime, performance, and similar. These efforts will give you a good insight into which HR processes are underperforming. Also, use the gathered info to build strategic foundations for your future efforts end encourage HR team leaders to get in touch with the heads of other business departments. After all, every HR move shows its effects elsewhere down the workflow pipeline.

Effective hiring process gives access to top talent

Talent acquisition has become one of the most severe pains of the contemporary business world. Namely, all indicators are showing that the US is experiencing one of the most severe labor shortages in recent history. With that in mind, the goal of your HR department should be to scout and recruit prospective talents in the shortest and most effective ways possible. Transforming these ideas into a set of written procedures will produce several benefits for your company. First, you will get a competitive advantage over direct rivals. Second, these prospective talents are the foundation for future innovation.

Human resources are a critical part of the corporate culture

There are a lot of people who like to think about the department that is in charge of employment and finishes its job after the new workers pass the onboarding process. However, HR is a department that effectively ties together all facets of one company and gives them a perfect mutual ground where they can freely interact. With the appropriate guidance of let’s say professional strategic business consulting this department can be transformed into a powerful asset able of distributing procedures and policies and sending important messages across the ranks without causing personal turmoil.

Tool for delivering internal promotion

Of course, the communication infrastructure we have mentioned above is not critical only for passing on new instructions and procedures. Human resources also make a perfect launching point for all internal marketing actions you need to take to encourage growth. For a very long time, internal marketing was one of the strongest resources for promoting corporate culture and improving workforce morale. If we put things into numbers, 49% of workers claim they would be more productive if they understood how their work contributes to brand goals. HR department makes a perfect launchpad for such initiatives.

A possibility for digital transformation

If you are unfamiliar with the trend, the term digital transformation describes the process of using digital technologies to create new or modify the existing analog processes. In other words, we can describe it as reimagining the business landscape in the mirror of the developing digital technologies. How does, HR factor into this whole story? Well, taking advantage of the structured data sets like biographies and credentials HR can become a very neat point to introduce the tech like AI and set your company on the path of transformation. Once these actions bear results, you can move on to other departments.

Creating long-term leadership solutions

Last but not least, we would like to remind you that HR is in charge of filling in all company positions ranging from the lowest level workers to the top brass senior staff. Even if we keep things at the most basic levels, the workers hired through the HR process will eventually climb the company ladder and take higher corporate positions. That puts extreme pressure on HR to deliver the best possible candidate options and makes it one of the most critical tools necessary for sustainable growth. When all is said and done, it is good leadership that allows a company to overcome obstacles and scale-up.

We hope these few examples gave you a solid argument why you shouldn’t allow your HR team to be left behind during the expansion process but rather use it as one of the most effective tools for setting up the foundations for growth. No matter how hard you try to improve the company infrastructure or meet some abstract external goals, at the end of the day it will fall on the shoulders of your workers to put these ideas into action. So, make sure you have the access to the best talent and they are handled properly.

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