What Has 2020 Taught the HR World?

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2020 has been a year of challenge and change that has taught the human resources world many important lessons. Ultimately this year has prepared us all to be better business owners and people leaders. Read on for some valuable takeaways from this unprecedented year.

Adding new employees is an exciting but stressful process. You want to be sure that your candidates are the right fit to easily mesh with your existing team members while still checking all the boxes. Recruiting for new talent doesn’t have to be challenging or expensive. Working with a local HR professional who knows your market and the landscape can help you source the right people for your company.

Once you have found the ideal fit, make sure that you are prepared with an offer letter that has been reviewed by an employment lawyer. This will set clear expectations and protect both the employer and the employee down the road. Keep the lines of communication and clarity open even further with a well-written and concise employment handbook. This sets clear expectations for all employees and can save you from potential issues.

Your HR systems – or lack thereof – can make or break the administrative burden on your team. The latest trends in human resources and payroll software can help you automate your entire operations. While it might seem like a significant investment, it will eventually save valuable time, money and help refocus your team.

Hiring an HR professional to help you guide you through your questions and processes can be a game-changer, bringing a sense of security that is often overlooked. You don’t have to be a large corporation or have thousands of dollars to do things right and invest in your people. Starting strong with your first employee can help lay the foundation for a strong human resources practice for years to come.

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