2021 has arrived! We hope your year is off to a JoyPowered® start.
With the beginning of a new year always comes some reflection and planning. What are we going to do to grow – personally or professionally – this year? We could all use some help achieving our goals, so I encourage you to consider how HR help could factor in to your plans for 2021. You may be surprised by how much consultants can do to make your HR team’s lives easier!
Recruiters like my teammates at Purple Ink can help you find qualified candidates quickly, because they have existing networks of job seekers and know where to advertise for certain positions. Plus, they can free up your time for other priorities. With an average time to fill of 42 days and the cost of hiring a new employee estimated to be as high as $240,000, getting hiring off your plate and onto an experienced, efficient recruiter’s can make a huge impact.
We know times are tough, and the training budget is often one of the first to go. Keep the benefits of training in mind, though – showing that you support your team’s growth attracts top talent and builds loyalty and engagement, which, in turn, increases productivity. Many trainers offer virtual training options that can keep everyone healthy and safe while they learn, and some even offer public classes or webinars that may save you some money if you have a small team.
People want to know that their organization is invested in their development. Training isn’t the only way to accomplish that, though – consider hiring a coach for your managers or emerging leaders! Coaches can help work through specific challenges, provide an outside perspective on problems, ask questions, and check in on how goals are progressing. This can make all the difference, especially during difficult times like these.
Many organizations have recently had to make the difficult decision to let team members go. If you find yourself in that position, consider offering outplacement. Hiring career coaches like my teammates at Purple Ink doesn’t just help the exiting employees; it also increases engagement among your remaining employees, because they know their departing coworkers are being treated with respect and compassion. Outplacement can save you money on unemployment and legal fees, too. And when it comes time to build your team again, you’ll have a better employer brand.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the coming year, know that help is available! Purple Ink can assist with any of the areas listed above, and many more – reach out to us for more information.