Everybody knows of HR, but many remain unclear of the extensive support HR offer. HR can be broken down into 3 key areas: recruitment, selection & onboarding, employment relations and reorganisation & restructure. But what does this actually involve? 

Recruitment, Selection & Onboarding

Recruitment is getting the right people, in the right place, at the right time. It is crucial to get this part right as a business is only as good as the employees hired to work within it. It can also be a process that leaves employers exposed to discrimination if not approached with caution and expertise. HR can therefore save businesses time, money, resources and reduce risk in the recruitment selection and onboarding process by:
  • Creation of job adverts and person specifications
  • Advertising, sifting and shortlisting candidates
  • Interview guidance and questions
  • Offer letters and contracts
  • Tailored induction and onboarding programmes

Employment Relations

Strong employee relations are key to business success. HR strengthen employment relationships by developing high levels of commitment, engagement, performance and behaviour to align employees with business goals to meet organisation outcomes fairly and objectively. Employment relations can include:
  • Discipline & grievance
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity/paternity/ adoption leave and rights
  • Performance management
  • Absence management
  • Learning and development

Reorganisation and Restructure

Organisation change and restructure is inevitable to maintain a competitive advantage. Seeking HR’s help with reorganisation and restructure allows business owners to focus on operational changes whilst HR handle the legalities of changing employee terms to ensure compliance.  Reorganisation and restructure can include:
  • Redundancy
  • TUPE
  • Variation of contracts
  • Lay-off, short-time working, furlough
  • Policy writing and review
  • Contract writing and review
  • Employee handbook
Returning to the question of how HR can support your business, in a nutshell HR support businesses by saving them time and money, whilst reducing risk through legal compliance. But the support of HR also facilitates growth, improved performance and therefore profit by developing the workforce to enable them to contribute at their optimum potential. As such, HR maximise the return on investment of each individual employee. HR is crucial at every stage of the employee cycle. If you have employees but do not currently have a HR professional to guide you, why not take our free HR Impact Score Card to see where your business would benefit most from hiring HR.