The expectation today is that the human resources department identifies and resolves employee dissatisfaction issues as well as manages programs to retain the talent they have. HR is often required to manage a vast variety of programs, in many cases from a variety of systems and applications. And the lack of system integration when trying to manage so much can cause quite the headache.
Most HR leaders manage programs across five main areas of focus:
- Performance management – Programs that indicate how your employees are performing at work and programs that help employees excel further: sales, productivity goals
- Career – How your employees succeed in the future and are rewarded in the present: training courses, leadership tracks, service anniversaries
- Wellness – How your employees create a secure and well-balanced life: fitness classes or incentives, financial wellbeing courses, emotional and spiritual support
- Social – How your employees and managers recognize and reward each other: peer-to-peer awards, spot nomination, above-and-beyond recognition
- Community – How your employees improve the world around your company: employee referral, volunteerism, citizenship, eco groups
Well, you can. And doing so benefits each role in your organization, from the executive level to human resources to employees. Not only is it making your job in HR easier and supporting your goals for employee engagement, but consolidating these programs streamlines administrative expenses, improves financial returns, provides efficient reporting and builds an employer-of-choice reputation for your company.
When looking to consolidate efficiently, consider these three steps:
- Come up with creative ideas that will establish a sensational employee experience. Think about how your people experience your brand and your culture on a granular level, and identify tactics that will improve the environment in which your employees work. In doing so, you’ll gather a list of all the programs, initiatives and offerings you need to create a better, more cohesive employee experience that will help you recruit and retain talent.
- Get executive buy-in for your organizational culture and HR programming. Get the green light by speaking to the bottom-line benefits of the intiatives, relate the programs back to your company values and how it will strengthen them, and be able to back up your requests with real-life feedback proving the necessity of growth.
- Invest in a technology system that’s going to work for you to reach the goals you’ve set. Engaged employees give 57% more effort and are 87% less likely to resign. By optimizing your employee engagement initiatives, you’ll give your people avenues to improve work satisfaction and overall wellbeing. Investing in a dynamic tool that will not only cater to holistic wellbeing among your team members, but also give you robust reporting needed to measure success, helps align your team, optimize your goals and meet your objectives.
Ready to create a culture of wellbeing in your company? Strive5: The Whole-Employee Solution is a one-stop-shop that inspires employee motivation and offers a boost to your bottom line by consolidating your HR programs onto one powerful platform.