When you set off on a car journey you’re more likely to be thinking about what you’re going to do when you reach your destination than whether you’re going to get there in the first place. But when it comes to employing new staff, how often does the journey get in the way of the final destination?
It was seeing this happen time and time again in our professional lives that encouraged us to do something to help employers with that journey. Too often employers like you are caught up in red tape, feeling powerless to make decisions and changes in what feels like a culture that is at the mercy of employees and their rights, when all they want to do is to take on and retain high quality members of staff. In other words – holding on to that journey analogy – be in the driving seat!
Our own journey to Keeping HR Simple has taken a few bends along the way. We didn’t start off as Keeping HR Simple, but after replying “we keep HR simple” numerous times when asked what we did, it just made sense. The next question people asked was “how do you do that?” which subsequently led to the creation of this infographic, “An Employer’s Journey”. We take you safely over every pot hole and bend in the road, from hiring new staff, managing existing staff to exiting staff from your business.
Employing people really should be as easy as putting a car on the road. When you put a car on the road, you have legal requirements, tax, insurance, MOT and a handbook called Highway Code that tells everybody what the rules of the road are.
When you employ someone there are also legal requirements; a contract of employment, disciplinary, grievance, sick pay policies and a company handbook that tells everybody equally and fairly what the rules of the company are.
We like to see ourselves as your navigator on this journey, helping to guide you with the help of a map so you can see what stage you’re at and what help is available to you
So that’s how we got started and we’d love to help you on your journey as an employer. Give us a call on 01487 815720 to find out how we can help.