Even though you have solid HR practices and procedures in place, your company may still be prone to a whole host of HR pitfalls that can have far-reaching consequences for the business. Faro has outlined the top 2 huge HR mistakes that we see many organizations make and give our best advice for how these mistakes can be avoided. Stay tuned and get the insight you need to become more proactive when it comes to HR policies and procedures management.
1. Hiring headaches:
That is a very common mistake scenario: an employee quits and you have to quickly put the right people in place so that critical business functions can be performed. The company makes the mistake of thinking that just getting bodies in the door is all that is needed, which pressures a manager to find a replacement hastily. According to Joseph DiCarlo, the result is that you haven’t taken the time to think about how this person will fit in with the culture of your organization. This also leads to rapid employee turnover.
As everyone knows, employee turnover is costly for businesses, which wasted both time and money - the two scarcest resources that any size of the company have. Thus, your employees and external business partners will wonder about the company’s stability.
Moreover, the HR department can make the mistake of overlooking the importance of culture when hiring candidates. They too often require skills instead of considering that person fit with the company.
To avoid this issue, companies and HR department should be more transparent with potential employees about the type of person that is successful in the company and in the position. For example, if your company has an outgoing culture and everyone is hard-working, you need to set those expectations with candidates so you can find someone who might be great at the job function.
2. Unreasonable promotion:
Someone said that “A great salesperson doesn’t always make a great sales manager, and a brilliant IT programmer might not be so brilliant as a supervisor”. Directors or managers both play important role in an organization. When it comes to the success of a team, it is not all teammates perform at the same level, but this is usually because of the team leader. However, many companies promote a person only based on the fact that he always finishes deadlines on time and does well in his own role. One result we can easily see is that there will be employees consider leaving their jobs because of a poor relationship with their direct manager.
At Faro, we prevent this mistake by providing regular training that aligns with a clear career progression path that covers both “soft” skills and “hard” skills. This shows talented employees that you value them, see their potential for leadership growth, assess different personalities and are actively investing to develop their management style.
When Industries and technologies evolve, new generations enter the workforce, and globalization creates increasing business competition, there are more HR mistakes that break a company. Faro is strongly confident to provides extraordinary HR expertises for your business!