A disconnect within a company can lead to an uninspired workforce, impede productivity, and negatively impact the overall health of the organization.
Fortunately, an effective solution to bridge this gap lies in outsourced HR.
This blog post will illuminate how leveraging external HR expertise can mend the disconnect, fostering a healthier, more unified, and ultimately more successful company.
Diagnose the Major Problems
Bringing in a “fresh set of HR eyes”, as it were, to diagnose problems within the organization is the first step.
Polling employees and talking to department heads to determine potential areas of disconnect and generally opening the lines of communication are good places to start.
It’s not uncommon for an outsourced HR team to determine that a change management plan is needed. Change management involves the planning and management of any major company change. In this case, to create streamlined HR strategies and reconnect your team.
Make Time to Mingle
Employees across the board spend a lot of time at their desks, whether physical or virtual. This can create barriers at all levels of staff.
While time management is important, so is connecting with co-workers, managers, and business owners.
Employee engagement is critical to success in any change management scenario. In this case, mingling with employees helps:
- Hear employee concerns directly from employees
- Better understand motivational challenges
- Gain insight into how to tackle operational issues
This builds trust and rapport between departments.
Develop Meaningful Communication Strategies
Outsourced HR plays a pivotal role in enhancing internal organizational communication.
For one, they can implement efficient communication channels, such as intranet platforms, email updates, or regular team meetings, ensuring every employee stays informed about company news and updates.
Additionally, by creating clear guidelines on communication etiquette and expectations, HR can cultivate an environment that encourages open dialogue and minimizes misunderstandings.
By serving as a bridge between management and employees, HR can facilitate two-way communication, ensuring feedback, ideas, and concerns are shared and addressed promptly, thus encouraging an atmosphere of transparency and mutual respect.
Structure Career Path Initiatives for Employees
Nobody wants to be stuck in one place.
Setting clear expectations and outlining steps for career progression is a great way to engage employees. Outsourced HR professionals can designate times for interested employees to meet to discuss potential promotions and job progression opportunities.
Create clear outlines for job progression made available during recruitment and training. Knowing the way up helps employees look to the future and build rapport with company leadership who help them along the way.
Outsourced HR serves as a catalyst, transforming a disconnected company into a cohesive, unified team by addressing core issues and cultivating an environment where every employee feels valued. Embracing this fresh, strategic approach not only bridges the existing gaps but also sets the stage for sustained growth and success.
About Focus HR, Inc.
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