Successful human resources teams are vital in keeping your business running efficiently and effectively. So, how do you make sure that your business is adopting the latest and best practices when it comes to running your HR team?
There are a number of things that you can do, and we’ve listed down the most effective ones below.
Promoting A Happy Workplace
Ensuring that your employees feel safe and happy in their work and role is key in making sure that they stay with your company longer. They will also work more effectively if they feel happy in their position.
The more experienced your employees are, the more valuable they will be to the business. You can find out how your employees are feeling by offering the chance to fill in regular surveys. The surveys themselves will also show your employees that you care.
If the company is doing well or has just landed an important contract, make sure that someone is taking the time to share the news.
Communicating information involving business performance as a whole will help to keep your employees as enthusiastic about the business as you are.
Ensure that all teams in the business are communicating effectively. Regular performance feedback will help your employees stay on track with their manager’s expectations.
Awarding bonuses, financial or otherwise, helps to keep motivation levels high. Rewards that are offered when your business reaches a certain level of profit in any given month, or year, will go a long way in making your employees feel like part of a bigger team and is also a great way to retain staff over longer periods.
If you want to ensure that your HR team is running as effectively as possible, check out our reading list below. The books we’ve listed are the best human resources books available, as recommended by top experts, entrepreneurs, and professionals in the industry.
Best HR Books
In his 2012 shareholder letter, Buffett praises The Outsiders as an outstanding book about CEOs who excelled at capital allocation.
Berkshire Hathaway plays a major role in the book. One chapter is on director Tom Murphy, who Buffett says is overall the best business manager I've ever met.
Breathe To Succeed: Increase Workplace Productivity, Creativity, and Clarity through the Power of Mindfulness
Growing Up Fast: How New Agile Practices Can Move Marketing And Innovation Past The Old Business Stalemates
Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business
Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn't like a book, I wouldn't have them on the show.