Revealed! The Biggest Problems Facing Your HR Department, Today

Working within HR comes with a whole host of daily challenges, but thankfully, many HR reps relish a challenge and consider the solving of problems and issues quickly, part of their everyday role. However, despite their determination and grit, the daily pressure mounting on your HR department is growing at an exponential rate, which in turn could lead to mistakes and the bottlenecking of certain processes – this could be holding your business back.

Whether your HR department is extensive, or you only have one or two HR professionals working hard behind the scenes, recognising and understanding the biggest problems they’re facing as your business continues to grow, will not only benefit them as a department but also your company as a whole. Read on to discover the biggest problems facing your HR department, today.    

Attracting and retaining new employees

Developing and implementing a strong recruitment strategy is an important part of HR. However, it’s not always easy to attract the right candidates and deliver a strong, engaging and informative training process that integrates new employees into their roles. Keeping the turnover of staff as low as possible is essential to keeping a business running as well as possible, therefore this can be one of HRs biggest issues. 

The solution? By investing in HR software and learning how to use HR software effectively, your human resources team can attract quality candidates and develop a rich talent pool to use for future recruitment drives. And with an immersive and streamlined onboarding and learning process, you’ll not only be able to bring in the right candidates but also train them to a high and comprehensive standard. A seamless candidate experience means happier employees and a lower turnover of staff. 

Health and Safety headaches

Health and Safety standards have never been higher, and a breach of protocol could be devastating for your employees and your business. HR is required to step up here, not only keeping the business up to date with the latest in health and safety regulations but also ensuring high levels of training and that these ever-changing standards are being implemented. It’s not just hygiene and equipment safety HR needs to focus on, but also mental health, stress and other workplace hazards. 

The solution? Creating an “open door” policy where employees can openly speak about issues that are impacting their safety at work.

Payroll challenges 

If only payroll was as easy as paying your employees! Unfortunately, HR has to deal with all kinds of hiccups and details that could leave some employees with the wrong pay, the wrong tax codes or being overlooked altogether. From sick days to benefits packages, overtime and holidays, it’s a minefield of potential errors and discrepancies that are a nightmare to untangle. 

The solution? Once again, the implementation of HR software can ensure a reduction of payroll errors and accuracy. Regardless of how complicated an employee’s work record might be. Good payroll management practices ensure everyone is paid on time and that they receive an accurate payslip. This kind of software will streamline the entire payroll process and free up more time for your HR reps to focus on other issues. 

Final thoughts…

Installing HR software is the key to unlocking many of the issues facing HR today. Speak with the experts at ciphr.com for more information.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. With a background in PR working in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Charlotte has been running Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden for the past 8 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a little too much time into her morning brew.

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