Do you have a human resources department? If you’re a start-up or similar, then possibly not – as 54% of small businesses go without. While it feels like it makes financial sense to stick to the ‘essential’ functions when budgets are tight (especially when all HR does is hire and pay people, right?), you could be causing your organisation more damage than you realise.
This is a common one. For companies born out of someone’s spareroom, it can be hard to justify ‘splashing out’ on human resources personnel – especially as the associated costs can stretch to $1569 per employee in your organisation.
For fast-moving, high-growth companies, HR could seem like a blocker. That negative impression is widespread, with employees perceiving their strong focus on policy as stopping them from dealing with issues – an assumption that HR blocks progress, and wastes time.
This is the hardest to tackle: the perception of HR itself. It’s not seen as a “highly technical field”, with many deciding the required duties can just be picked up here and there. So why would you spend money on it as a function in your organisation?
The recommendation from the HR experts themselves is that you need a professional in your team once you reach a 15-25 headcount. But with HR traditionally having an administrative function in smaller organisations, with a focus on strategy and wellbeing in bigger organisations only, how do you make strategic HR a reality – whatever size you are?
That’s where we come in. HR professionals have the incredible skill of understanding your business and its people, with crucial insights you need to inform strategy – but our technology supercharges that ability.
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