3 HR Management Tips for a More Effective Organization
From making sure the right people are hired for the right positions to keeping your team motivated, optimistic and happy, HR departments have a huge range of goals and priorities to focus on at once.
One of these goals is to ensure that the human side of the organization – in every company, the most important side – has the right combination of motivation and happiness to perform at its most effective level.
Increasing organizational effectiveness can be a difficult process – one that needs the participation of all parts of the company. With the right focus, it’s possible to increase output, employee performance and numerous other important goals.
In this guide, we’ll share three human resources management tips that you can use to make your entire organization more focused, optimistic, ambitious, productive and effective at achieving its key goals and business objectives.
Make company success something that employees benefit from
There’s a reason salespeople on commission outperform those on a standard salary – because they’re rewarded for their performance, they feel more vested to the work they complete and the business that employees them.
One of the most effective ways to improve your entire organization’s focus and give it better results is to make sure that all employees benefit from the overall success of the company.
Research shows that employees identify with their company’s success when they’re viewed as playing a direct role in it. From profit sharing to stock options, a variety of options are available for making employees feel more involved in the company.
Although there are costs associated with tying company success to overall employee compensation, doing so can be viewed as an investment in staff. People that feel like they’re part of the company are far more vested in its continued performance.
Encourage staff members to share their opinions and feedback
Opinions, especially critical opinions, can be a valuable source of feedback that helps your organization – whether it’s a for-profit business or a non-profit organization – improve and become more effective.
Computer manufacturer Dell used negative feedback to its advantage when it paid a great deal of attention to an “anti-fan” group that criticized its hardware and service, all in an attempt to improve its product offerings and customer service.
When you pay attention to an angry customer’s feedback and respond with a great solution, you can win a customer for life. Likewise, when you pay attention to staff feedback, you can make staff members feel more involved and cared about.
Make your HR department more approachable and ready to listen to feedback and your entire organization becomes more involved not just in their positions, but in the process of sharing valuable feedback and input.
Make sure employees feel rewarded for their contributions
One of the most frustrating feelings for any employee is believing that their input and contributions, no matter how valuable or important, are largely ignored by HR in favor of contributions from other people.
Nothing reduces employee happiness and effectiveness like feeling as if anything they contribute will receive little recognition. We need recognition to excel, and it should be one of the most important aspects of your HR policy.
When an employee contributes something of value, make sure it doesn’t get passed over unnoticed. Reward employees with feedback and praise when they complete a task to a high level of quality or offer an insightful, valuable idea.
There’s more to making employees feel vested in the company’s success than simply sharing profits or offering stock options. Reward people with positive attention and you’ll create an environment where people feel motivated to work their hardest.