Navigating the HR World – Future Insights, Recruitment

From the importance of rest to working in a COVID future, navigating the HR world can certainly feel intimidating as a business owner.

It’s for that reason I’m so pleased to have Christopher Smith on the newest PPMP episode this week.

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Chris is the Founding Director of Happy HR – an all-in-one cloud-based HRIS and enrolment platform with support from degree qualified HR professionals.

Chris and I get right into things from the get-go with a long and deep conversation surrounding the COVID vaccine. 

He shares his thoughts on vaccines in the allied health workspace, including the phases you should expect as we continue moving through this COVID-2021 world.

Seeing as the idea of vaccines can cause stress for many, it’s important to understand that this is going to be an obligation for employees at some point. In turn, it certainly helps to have insights from HR experts like Chris.

Other talking points in the episode include contractors and casuals, forgotten claw back clauses, as well as a look at organisational culture.

One of the biggest questions Chris urges business owners to think about is, “What is my work culture?” 

If you haven’t already, it’s time to take a real thorough look at your company’s culture. 

What does your team think about your environment? Work-life balance? Remuneration? Development? Values?

Culture is about having strategies that work for the type of business you are. It’s also about recognising that culture comes from the leader and works its way down. 

Culture is not a set-and-forget kind of thing. It is dynamic and ever-changing…like a garden in need of attention. 

Another element is about truly listening to your staff. Ask yourself questions like, “Do I value my staff? Could I be perceived as taking them for granted?”

If you aren’t putting things into place to demonstrate that love and appreciation, you can lose great people.

So, what are you communicating with your culture?

Christopher Smith

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