Categories: HR Date: Oct 7, 2015 Title: The importance of data in HR
Recently, Handy Croissant member Theresa Marks of AddHR spoke to the group about the importance of accurate and reliable data for the HR function. She illustrated the subject with some case studies.
Firstly, Theresa looked at the issue of maternity leave. She advised members on how important is to follow process, be clear with documentation, keep records and make sure you keep in reasonable touch with the employee during maternity leave – failure to do so could land an employer up in a messy grievance situation.
Secondly, Theresa looked at a case study involving redundancies. Redundancies can be complex and take up a lot of management time. She advised members that, once again, there are steps to follow, which include:
Thirdly, Theresa looked at the issue of resignations, or …. was that constructive dismissal? Theresa emphasised how important it is to deal with issues, follow processes, for example resignation acceptance letters, and use exit interviews to minimise any risk of comeback.
The direct and indirect costs of poor HR can be quite staggering.
Sound HR practices can help your business save money in these areas and run more efficiently and profitability as a result of having an aligned, engaged and satisfied workforce.
Ask Theresa for a review of your HR practices.