Human Resources Health Check

HR Health check for your business

“You can have the best strategy and best building in the world, but if you don’t have the hearts and minds of the people who work for you, none of it comes to life.” Renee West, Luxor and Excalibur Hotels.

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out in business or you have been in the game for a long time. We cannot stress enough how important it is to take the time to review the performance of your team and the adequacy of your human resources (HR) procedures and framework.

As a business owner, having the right people on board and providing the right environment for them to perform in is fundamental to your organisation achieving its goals.

Sync or Swim has created a comprehensive checklist, which we work through with business owners and managers to help them analyse the human resources aspect of their business. We call it a HR health check. Irrespective of how a business is performing, we recommend that all businesses conduct HR health checks at least annually to help ensure:

  • Compliance and government requirements are being met.
  • Your team is in the best shape it can be to help your business achieve its goals.
  • Any issues within the team can be identified early on before larger and more costly problems occur.

Our HR health checks are very comprehensive but we would like to share with you a few indicators of HR health right now so you can conduct a bit of a D.I.Y diagnosis.

If you answer “no” to any of the questions below, your business may be suffering from poor HR health:

  1.  Have all employees within your team had an annual development and performance review within the last 12 months?
  2.  Are your team members provided with regular feedback through the year?
  3.  Are your team members provided with an opportunity and encouraged to put forward their ideas as to how processes within the business could be improved?
  4. Have you assisted team members to set clearly defined and achievable goals for the next six months?
  5. Have you considered whether members within your team could benefit from additional training and development over the next 12 months?
  6. Has the workplace been free of workplace health and safety incidents for the last 12 months?
  7. Are your permanent team members aware of possible long-term opportunities for them within the business?
  8. Are you aware of your permanent team members’ long-term professional goals?
  9. Do you hold regular meetings with your team about the business and workflows?

If you did answer “no” to any of the questions above, don’t’ stress. The good news is that by making a few changes to your HR framework you will likely see some very positive results in the medium term.

For a comprehensive analysis of the HR framework of your business give us a call or book a meeting with us via the website today. Remember that Sync or Swim offers a free 1-hour initial consultation for all new clients.

Article by: Paul Bright, Business Development and Compliance Specialist.