Archive for February, 2017
You’re not in sales, right? You don’t want to make cold calls or knock on doors. You also aren’t in marketing – who wants that hassle – plus as a HR or payroll person, you know how they’re paid. You chose HR and payroll because it’s what fit with your personality – but like it or not, you still have sales and marketing responsibilities. Each time you talk with someone who has shown interest in your organization you’re given a chance to further your organization’s reputation and understanding in the marketplace.
The fact that retirement is at the end of the employee engagement lifecycle makes it no less important than attraction or retention. Unfortunately, for most businesses – small businesses – unpredictable revenues make it difficult to commit to matching 401k contributions each year and knowing how to best administer the plan. Currently, companies with fewer than 100 workers employ 36% of the US workforce, which equates to about 42 million people.
A good project team for an HR systems implementation is complete with HR/payroll professionals and the executive sponsor… simple? Not so fast my friend. You want and need great not good, so you should consider including two other important departments: marketing and IT.
Want to know one of the easiest ways to predict the success (or failure) of an HR consulting project before it even officially begins? Look at the project team. Who’s on it and what is their commitment to the HR project as a whole? Implementing a new HR and payroll system is no easy feat. The project comes with a myriad of twists and turns. Building a team that is knowledgeable, capable, and hardworking is one of the key components to a successful implementation or activation.
You’ve gone through the application process… waited by the phone… taken interviews… waited by the phone… When you finally get that HR or payroll job offer, take a breath, pat yourself on the back, and take your time with an answer. Even if you are 99.99% sure you want the job, don’t be afraid to say – “Before I take this HR/payroll job, it’s my turn to think, take a minute, and get back to you.”