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Why HR Is Important
HR is one of the most important functions in your business. That's because you need people to run your business and human resource management looks after these valuable assets. Some people say that the staff are the most important aspect of any company, and it's true that these are the people who represent your company in different business areas. So how do you make sure that this area is handled efficiently.
Many people choose to have a person, or a few people within the company handle HR. However, it's important not to leave this important issue to chance. Human resources involves a number of key tasks, all of which affect the well being of your workforce, and it is essential to handle these properly. One key area for a lot of employees is pay. Being paid the correct amount, on time, does a lot to keep employees happy. On the other hand, if you deduct too much tax or fail to make the statutory maternity payment, then people will become unhappy. Working out the appropriate deductions is a specialist job, so if you can't handle it in-house, then consider outsourcing this function.
There are other human resources tasks that can also be handled outside your premises. Recruiting new staff can take up a great deal of time. Even before you start, you need to make sure that your advertising fits in with all equality laws. Then there's the question of wading through CVs and doing first and second interviews. This all takes time which could be used elsewhere to make your business more profitable. Yet, getting the right staff is essential for the overall health of your business or company. That's why there are companies that handle staffing as a primary function. You say what you want and they get candidates down to a short list for you to choose from. You can't get out of the interviewing process - nor would you want to - but you can save time by doing it this way.
Once you have your staff in place, a key way to keep them happy and to benefit the company is to train them in any areas where there is a gap. You may know your business, but can you teach it? If the answer is no, then maybe you should get a professional firm to conduct your training. This HR function is one that you should leave to the experts.
Deminos are HR Outsourcing and employment law specialists. To find out more please call us on 020 7870 1090 or visit http://www.deminos.co.uk