Now you might find it strange that as a HR consultant I would even whisper that HR could be boring. Let’s be honest here… HR has something of a reputation for being a little bit boring. It’s a burden that we’ve carried for years, and it’s one that refuses to budge in a lot of circles.
But is there any substance behind it? Are we actually just a group of thundering bores who can bring nothing more to your business than bureaucracy and forms to fill in and pointless policies that never see the light of day?
We’re willing to look at the arguments, for sure. Here are three reasons why the naysayers might just be right…
We can keep you out of tribunals
Because the court room is really exciting, right? It’s definitely not where most business owners want to end up when they’re in the middle of balancing everyday concerns and striving towards growth. You might think that this is all scaremongering, but you just ask anyone who has had to defend their actions in a tribunal it is not nice, and the costs can be extortionate. It’s your worst nightmare, and it can be costly and stressful. Good HR practices ensure that you’re not accidently breaking the law, because I don’t believe that anyone would do it on purpose!.
Know where your staffing costs are?Is making money more tempting than saving money? It could be argued that it is. If you’re particularly daring, then you might decide to just focus on bringing more in, whilst ignoring the fact that your spending is spiraling out of control and you’re wasting cash all over the place. But good leaders know that it’s a mix of both… And that’s precisely why they use HR professionals to make sure that their staffing budget is invested in all the right places.
Staff just need to do their jobs!Some people thrive on drama and arguments and scandal. They might say that without these things, life is pretty dull. If that sounds like you, then HR might not be your cup of tea. Most managers though just want everyone to be able to get along and form positive working relationships, so they can enjoy their time at work, do the job they are paid to do and make a contribution.
If you think these things are boring? Then HR is guilty as charged.
But if you recognise that these things are in fact prerequisites for running a profitable and sustainable business? Then we should talk. We can bring the right brand of ‘boring’ to your business, and steer you clear of the unnecessary headaches and dramas.
Give us a call today to arrange your no-obligation consultation. We might just surprise you.
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