Human Resources today is becoming more important than ever. HR Managers impact the cost of health care, employee productivity, engagement and absenteeism. As we discuss the needs with other CEOs and executives, we find that in order for an HR Manager to truly make a positive impact, it is important that they embrace some of the key changes taking place in the market today.
Technology to Engage Employees
Your employees are digital — is your HR Manager? How much experience do they have using digital technology and online platforms? Today’s workforce has different needs and much of the communication has to be tailored for them. Often times, this includes managing resources on and offline, in forms that consolidate all company resources in one single location that is mobile-accessible.
Healthcare That is Easy to Access
In an effort to increase productivity and employee retention, more companies are seeking to build cultures which are focused on health and safety. A report from Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health, and the Futures Company, indicates that employers with a stronger health-focused environment had a happier, healthier workforce. HR leaders should be supporters and active participants in company health benefits and practices.
Having 24/7 access to independent (free from insurance) Live Nurses that will educate and promote your company resources, will aid in your internal health and wellness strategy. It not only increases worker morale, but it can save double-digit expenses in your healthcare cost. Besides, we find that employees are more likely to call a nurse before they get too sick where they would need a prescription.
More Than Consolidation
Effective HR Managers look for ways to consolidate the plethora of information available to their members, as well as, something that will truly engage people. These types of managers know their members will actively get involved when the company resources are easy to understand and have key contacts located in one place. Employees also engage when the app is customized for the company, and when they are able to receive push notifications of important events and messages. One of our clients, and HR Director, saw that his HR related questions dropped to one-third of the original volume after he implemented Continuwell’s app.
We discussed in a previous blog on the return on investment, that companies who invest in employee benefits, wellbeing, and related resources are associated with better performance. One final step after making these investments is ensuring employees know how to access the resources and use them which is why is it critical to hire an HR Manager that has experience managing these initiatives.
Contact Continuwell to learn more about enterprise solutions available to help you hire the best HR Manager for your valuable employees.