In the words of Brad Henry “No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy. And rightfully so education is a part of what an organization can do to make sure that the workers are well managed and suited to act on their role. There are other ways you could invest in your workforce, here are the top 5 of that;
1. Keep Communication Open
Needless to say, in every relationship, communication is of crucial importance and so it is in the case of a workforce. As an HR manager, you want to make sure that the staff can reach out to you freely and without incrimination. You could begin by setting clear guidelines that need to be followed especially when giving witness about fellow employees. Even beyond that though, employees need to be able to express their feeling to HR just about anything that is like to affect their workflow.
2. Have a good working environment
This cannot be overemphasized, you can either decide to have your employees happy to come to work or not. The environment at the office is a good contributor to this. Be on the alert to see that employees are comfortable and that the office is conducive for then to articulate their tasks. Make sure that immediate supervisors do not harass the juniors, make sure such things as furniture and machines in the office are functional and even more so let the spirit of teamwork be alive.
Secondly, satisfied employees will not seek employment elsewhere, hence with a good environment, you are bound to have low employee turnover. Finally, make your rates competitive, be sure to research what other employers are giving to their employees and try to match that or pay even better. This way you will have your team motivated and ready to take the organization to the next level.
3. Invest in an HRIS
Human Resource Information System is a set of software that will enable and simplify all the little of the HR tasks that are needed to run a workforce. It is a system that automates such tasks as, leave application, hiring, payroll employees information, etc.
With an HRIS the employer can manage easily the workforce as the service at the HR is swift and fast. You do not have to spend minutes in the file room trying to reach out for a staff-fill. You have all at the click of a button.
4. Set attainable goals
Do not set ridiculous goals for your employees such that they have to break their backs to deliver. While it is important to be proactive as an employee, too much work can cause demoralization. Be wise to know the balance, often this is achieved by listening to them.
5. Keep up with the technology
No employee wants to have to work with mundane out of date machinery or software. In cases where the industry required extensive use of technology, be willing to invest in good machinery. Buy swift printers, copiers, and computers. For the case of designers avail to your employees up to date software that will enable them to deliver their roles with ease. A happy workforce equals more work done. Be sure to do give them that and more.