How to improve HR and employee productivity
A companys success is ensured by increased productivity. For this, the HR needs to ensure that they establish and manage the policies and procedures for employee management. This would lead to increased employee output (volume, speed and quality) of each and every employee!
For all HR functions to be performed, there are several factors that influence the employees in the company. Managing workforce productivity is a big responsibility for ROI (Return Of Investment) optimization, labour expenses and other functions. The factors that influence individual employee or the team performance are as follows:
*Hiring and retaining employees , the base of productivity
This forms the primary factor in improving productivity of every individual and the employee team as a whole. By working together, the HR and employees can interact, develop, hire and retain employees who are high-performing and also talented. So all you need are great managers, a right direction and advise, support, the requisite environment, tools and necessary resources.
*HR manager roles and goals
The HR often plays a critical role in defining the priorities and goals of the workforce. The manager helps in devising plans, hires staff provides training and necessary tools, motivates and supports the workforce to success. This role even includes addressing the workforce issues as well.
Many a times, a well-planned and deployed strategic plan brings an organisation to success. After the first mode being to devise a plan, the next involves clearly communicating this strategy to the entire workforce. This brings motivation among them. Also, it helps them to remain focussed. Corporate strategies build motivation among the entire workforce.
*Defining clear-cut roles
Creating a mission and communicating it clearly to the workforce develops a purpose within the entire team. If the mission is unclear, the team will have less focus and reduced or little commitment towards achieving the organizations goals.
Timeand resources need to be allocated for tasks. The individuals and the team should be well aware about their tasks, be it of high or low priority. They should value their customers and processes. Processes are to be developed so that the resources are allocated starting from the high priority tasks.
An effective metrics is important for tracking performance of individuals and team as a whole. The measured performance gets reported. Metrics is then analysed. This leads to necessary feedback and optimum results of the team and the individuals.
*Reinforcing rewards for performance
Individual and team monetary rewards can play a vital role in ensuring focus and consistent performance. Monetary rewards when are coupled with performance metrics, the individuals and the team together come to perform their tasks with great focus.
When employees work in a team, productivity increases. The teammates complement each others tasks along with the support of their managers.
*Support for innovation
Productivity is required to increase by 10-25% each year in most industries! This increase needs a continuous level of innovation increase in products and business processes. Increased efficiency for improvement in business processes provideshigher profits.
Authority can either enhance or disturb a decision, if not handled in proper means. It leads to lack of focus. This could slow down employee development as well. So there is to be enough balance between control and authority to make appropriate decision.
*Employee skillset and know-how
Ever since global competition has paved its way out, this has led to the need for a continuous updation of an employees current skillset. The managers role is to identify employees with proper and optimal skills. HRs role is to develop the right processes to continuously increase employee knowledge, learning and skills.
A good feedback reduces errors and frustration among the employees. Proper channels of communication and addressing the right feedback mechanisms need to be developed in addition to ensuring that both the needs of the manager and the employees are safeguarded.
*Right information provision
Providing the right information improves decision-making skills of the employees. The employees and managers need to access all relevant and critical information to be more productive.
*Sufficient budget resources
Insufficient budget allocation can hamper individual and team productivity as it leads to incomplete jobs.
There are possibilities for increased delays and errors when business processes operate independently and not as a team. It is best to integrate interdependent processes for gaining higher productivity.
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