3 Ways HR Professionals Can Sleep Easy As The Year Ends
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? End-of-year is HR’s busiest, but we hope things have calmed down since open enrollment has ended. If you missed it, we created an end-of-year checklist for strategic HR professionals. Check it out to make sure you aren’t forgetting anything.
There are still many big items to check off before checking out for the holidays and we hope to provide some peace of mind when it comes to the below tasks.
Performance Reviews Made Easy
Employees aren’t the only ones who dread yearly reviews. Whether your company holds end-of-year or beginning-of-year reviews, keep these tips in mind to lessen the stress for you and your employees:
- Prepare ahead by getting all documents queued up for each employee. Being extra organized can take significant stress off HR professionals as it often seems like a revolving door of never-ending performance reviews. Don’t worry, this too shall pass.
- Remember that reviews should be a two-way conversation. While there is always constructive feedback, the focus should be on how you can work together to be better in the new year.
- Set goals for the year ahead and keep them on hand. You can remind employees of them as the year goes on and review them again at the next performance review to see what was accomplished and what can be improved on.
How To Handle Holiday Office Parties
Everyone usually looks forward to the holidays and all the parties planned, but sometimes they can be an uncertain time for HR professionals who are the ones to enforce the rules. If your office is hosting a party, it’s important to remind everyone of the company’s policies beforehand. You can make it easier by posting the policies by the coffee pot, in the restrooms, and other areas everyone visits frequently.
If accidents happen at the event, your company’s benefits could be severely impacted. You could also find yourself deep in legal troubles. The benefits of reminding employees of your policies far outweigh the potential risks. Speaking of company policies, the end of the year provides a perfect time to review and update any outdated policies and create new ones that will shape company culture and growth in the new year.
Plan For Growth And Success In 2018
If you’ve seen any business growth in 2017, it’s important to capitalize on it as you begin to look ahead to 2018. Growth is the goal, but it can bring up some roadblocks. We wrote a blog earlier this year that provides 5 ways to thrive through business growing pains that can be implemented in the new year.
The best way to experience less stress during the holidays? Partner with us! Our platform includes everything an HR professional dreams of that includes everything from an ACA Module to an HR Module to support HR professionals all year. When you’re ready to experience less stress during the holidays and beyond, contact us.