HR leaders have their own share of responsibilities when it comes to maintaining the proper flow of productivity in an organization. As such, they have their own work related resolutions to make and stick to each year. So if are a HR leader, then here are some resolutions you definitely need to make this year.
Think for the future, not the present
The businesses of today are no longer focused on basking in the success of the present. They require HR leaders who can project a vision for the company and work towards accelerating the business impact of the same in the future. As such, you will need to make a resolution to start devoting at least 2 hours of your time every week to enhance your knowledge and work towards understanding the possible future of the workplace and its workers.
Make Wellness an important part of the workplace agenda
With many companies incorporating wellness into their existing work policies, it is time for you to make wellness a part of your workplace agenda as well. Many employees complain of the stress and pressure caused by a sedentary work life balance these days.
By incorporating wellness into the organization’s core work policies, you can ensure that workers remain healthy and happy in the workplace, an effect that will automatically translate into increased productivity. Simple initiatives like promoting healthy eating, exercise and sleep habits, and engaging in activities like walking meetings and outdoor activities that keep employees on the move can work great in this case.
Formulate a plan to deal with multi-generational staff
It has become quite common to notice workers from different generations work in the same environment. A multi-generational staff is hard to handle for any HR leader. Hence, you will need to formulate a plan that will help manage this complexity efficiently, thus making employee engagement easier and more effective in the workplace.
Make Performances two-sided
Most organizations stick to the age old formula of reviewing their employees’ performances only once every year. However, the time has come to change this formula to a more progressive and ongoing exercise. This exercise will focus on bringing together managers and their team members for more constructive discussions that focus on providing frequent feedback to teams rather than on a yearly basis.
This way, success will become a two-way street where employees are enabled rather than reviewed by their managers on a regular basis in order to increase workplace productivity and satisfaction.
Follow a data-driven approach to engage the business model
A lot of companies have turned towards data driven approaches and its power to enable more efficient solutions in areas like employee engagement, talent acquisition and even L&D. As a HR leader, you have the power to make decisions based on data collected from different parts of the organization. Ensure to ask the right questions to the right people and use the necessary tools and technologies available to facilitate a data driven approach to enabling proper HR function.
Upgrade your skill sets
In addition to working towards the betterment of the organization, you will need to upgrade your skillsets as well. HRs in many organizations come under pressure if they fail to upgrade themselves according to current needs and trends. You will have to ensure that your expertise remains important and productive for the concern.
This can be done by learning new skills in the areas of analytical thinking, management of transformational change and technology implementation, etc. You will also need to ensure that whatever skillsets you acquire will need to be distributed to the rest of the members in your team so that you function effectively as a single, cohesive HR unit.
HR leaders have very important responsibilities when it comes to managing the efficient run of an organization. As a HR leader with eyes set on taking the business impact of an organization to the next level, you will need to make and stick to certain resolutions this year that will facilitate this process.