If there is one department in your company that ties everything together, from your business processes to your employees, that would be the Human Resource Department. The efficiency of your HR processes and your HR team can determine the success, or failure, of your business. In this article, we outline 3 of the best HR practices in the Philippines to help business owners like you determine a few of the areas your HR team can focus on.
Automating various administrative processes
Filing for leaves, approval of overtime work by a manager, applying for a loan—these administrative processes do not have direct impact on your company’s growth, but they are part of your daily business processes.
Setting up a system that automates these processes is crucial to reducing all the work that need to be done. When employees know where to find all HR forms, when they can simply check a user-friendly online portal anytime they need HR information, when they don’t need to face an HR staff anytime they need something—the employees will feel empowered and more satisfied in the workplace. In turn, this will translate to improved efficiency and reduced resources spent on manual admin processes.
Taking part in efforts that directly advance the business
The Human Resource Department is no longer just a people manager—it is now expected to directly contribute to the growth of the business. How? By setting up systems in place that help them meet the needs of the management team.
This includes creating programs that identify promising talent in the company and offering business advice based on concrete data measured via business analytics. The HR team is in the best position to provide insights based on what’s actually going on within the company.
Creating a positive workplace environment
Cutting costs, improving process efficiency, managing employee needs—these used to be the primary focus of HR teams in the Philippines. However, as HR evolves and adapts with the changing needs of businesses, its efficiency is now being measured not only quantitatively but also qualitatively.
While it is expected to contribute to business growth (quantitative and external), the HR team must also continuously work towards promoting collaboration and growth among employees (qualitative and internal). It must distance itself away from the menial, day-to-day processes and move closer towards helping employees find satisfaction in the work that they do. Before this can happen, however, the daily admin tasks must be set up such that they no longer take much time and resources. This is possible with the right HR tools.
As businesses grow, their HR team must grow with them, doing away with obsolete processes and adapting new ways and tools to remain competitive and efficient. Sprout HR is a game-changing tool developed by Sprout for growing businesses. It’s designed to revolutionize HR processes so you can maximize the potential of your HR team. If you are looking for the right HR tool, we invite you to try and enjoy the benefits of Sprout HR.