Often, when companies are small and just starting out, the first few years can be a struggle. With so many different tasks to juggle, the pressure is on.
Pressure, to not only facilitate the company’s day-to-day necessities like trying to keep the lights on but also how to manage, recruit and retain talented staff.
Companies can find themselves using word documents and excel spreadsheets all cobbled together ad hoc and saved in multiple files and directories. This can be a messy & time-consuming way to look after employee holidays, information and salaries.
Trying to set up your business’s structure and how you manage your employees to make sure they are doing things right is hard work. Desks can fill up with paper, and with timesheets needing to be manually checked the result is an unnecessary headache for under-pressure entrepreneurs and Managers who already have enough on their plates.
If you don’t have a background in managing people or understand the basics of HR and People Management, it is daunting to learn how to manage people effectively. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is important, the inability to manage people is one of the main reasons businesses fail to progress and in many cases fail. Ineffective people management can leave your business in a dangerous position of not progressing the way you envisioned or falling short of the basic compliance required and corporate governance issues.
But guess what? If you take on a simple HR software system, like HRLocker, many of these issues can be made simple, repeatable and automated!
HRLocker was set up to solve business issues as they arise, in fact before we had even made our HR software we were an HR consultancy so we know this domain well. At the end of the day, HR (Human Resources) is only an acronym that is meant to sum up the huge group of tasks associated with managing and recruiting people.
Since the early days of HRLocker, there has been one consistent question we ask when people come on the trial of our product and we still ask it today.
This is the most important question you need to ask yourself. When people come to us and say they want an HR System, that is like saying “I want a system that will solve all of my people management, people productivity, recruitment, training and performance management issues in my business.
And yes these are all important requirements, but why not take a more realistic approach and focus just on the main problem?
If you are starting out and want to systemise your people management, training, recruitment and compliance efforts we advise taking it in steps.
Our system has different packages allowing a company to start off at the beginning with getting a handle on things like annual leave or time tracking. First, you should select a system that can allow you to do this.
Solve business issues one step at a time, embed your solutions in your daily business and then look at solving the next one that causes you the most pain, costs you the most money or is stopping the business from progressing.
Going Paperless can save you a lot of problems and is sustainable! Our planet needs more businesses to go paperless. Plus lack of easy access to information can hold your business back, wasting time and resources.
As well, not using paper can ready your business to deploy AI in the future (Artificial intelligence that will lead to more automation). Access to data in Real-time helps business owners make quick and accurate decisions. This is why access to information from anywhere is essential for the future of your company.
If you go paperless, your employees that are out on the road or working remotely can use HRLocker from wherever they are based on whatever device they wish. Resulting in being connected, better communication and more effective decision-making.
Escape from the clutter and disorganization of trying to do it all now! We recommend breaking it up into manageable chunks and implementing the chucks one by one. It is OK to delegate! With our help and support, implementing the change is a fairly pain-free process and you may be surprised to find out how cost-effective it is to do.
Our software can save you time and money by solving business issues, it is like having additional (or several additional) employees! HRLocker automates recruitment, onboarding, document management, performance management, training, CPD management, holiday & leave tracking and so much more.
Check out our Return on Investment Calculator to figure out how much using HRLocker will help to save in resources for your business.
We are here to help you develop your business with ease and to take away the worries and fears around managing and hiring people and all of the associated pains that the collective acronym HR brings. If you would like more information about how we can help your company to manage, recruit, train and retain your most important asset, your people, give us a shout!