Maximising your Human Resources
Business owners and effective leaders know that maximising Human Resources (HR)is essential to generating business growth. In doing so, they also unlock potential through empowering employees.
But why do they do this? Because our biggest business asset requires the most attention, right? And people are your most important asset!
Managing their productivity well can increase your return on payroll costs.
So, if you can seize these six suggestions (and our FREE e-book!), you can measure and boost the return on your biggest resource…
6 ways of Maximising your Human Resources
1. Looking after your employees
Empowering employees to act autonomously can go a long way, for them and your business. Fostering this type of freedom and trust cultivates a happier workforce. And we all know happier people produce more work! Here’s how:
- Address work-life balance. You may even decide to model the value in maintaining work-life balance for it by sharing about your own leisure activities. Also, encourage breaks during work hours.
- Stretch your employees beyond their comfort zone. Believe in, and encourage your employees to achieve things they never thought they could! This perpetuates a productive environment.
- On a more practical note, equip your team with the technology that will be most useful for them. Look out for our Digital Tools Resource Blog at the end of this series.
So, in summary, paying attention to your employees’ holistic wellbeing is time well spent.
2. Remote working
Remote working has the potential to create a more motivated workforce. Discover how and why in our Blog, “Going Online? What does this mean?”
If remote working doesn’t exist within your business, consider how else you can foster autonomy? Every employee should manage their own time and workload.
Ensure employees don’t lose sight of the bigger vision of the business. Communicate your vision often as this brings cohesion within your team. It also helps to focus them on the most profitable parts of the business.
3. Prioritization management tools
We must equip our teams with the tools that help them manage their time and energy. This reinforces autonomy and thus, productivity.
One of the ways in which to do this is by enhancing internal communication. Consider using instant communication apps as opposed to emails.
Look out for our upcoming Blog that unpacks time versus energy manageability so that you can help your staff create true efficiency.
In the meantime, check out Dann Albright’s article, “Boost Employee Productivity with These Proven Strategies”.
4. Distance from distraction
…pin this alongside your top priority!
Though distractions are inevitable, prioritisation can conquer them.
Identify patterns that pull your staff away from their validated priorities. Constantly measure your team’s focus and ensure it’s homing in on the right things at the right time. For example, use two-way feedback to keep up their momentum to the prioritized goal.
Don’t associate productivity with how busy one can be. Assess the quality rather than quantity. After all, it’s the quality that’s going to safeguard the loyalty of your customers and clients.
5. Thank you! Enkosi! Dankie!
Get the most out of every employee by getting the most out of your communication…
- Never underestimate the power of saying “thank you”.
- Voice appreciation for a job well done.
- Frequently communicate the vision of the business.
- Re-envision at the first sign of dis-engagement.
- Talk often about the future, don’t dwell on the past.
- Show that you’re relatable (e.g. share those leisure activities you enjoy doing outside of work), but remain in charge.
6. Going for gold in goals
Lastly, setting realistic goals enable you to measure the return on your HR.
What doesn’t get measured, doesn’t get done!
For your employees, good goal-setting promotes autonomy and freedom. Understanding expectations, within the boundary of that goal, propels towards achieving it.
KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) is the essential tool to unlock potential and productivity. So, help your employees to ensure that each of their goals are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound).
Measuring people’s productivity requires a boost in your own productivity too!
So, use our e-book to equip you with managing the productivity of your remote workers.
And, we’re here for you!
Book a consultation with us where we can discuss how to get the most out of your employees.