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A Part-time HR director can play a strategic role in the growth and development of your business – helping to support or establish your HR function and achieve long-term results.
In recent years, the demand for part-time HR support has grown considerably. A large number of SMEs are recognising the benefits of flexible, part-time HR expertise, particularly while the economy continues to pick up speed. If you are a business owner considering hiring a part-time HR director, read on to find out what key things you should look for, and how to make the most of your people management.Read More
There’s a great saying: ‘What got you here won’t get you there’. Many businesses focus on the skills they need right now instead of looking to the future. Sophie Austin explains how your business strategy is key to how you structure your business for future growth.Read More
Small and mid-tier businesses often don’t have the resources to have the full time, dedicated and costly functions that larger businesses do. But they often need expertise that they don’t have in-house. The area of HR and people management is a classic outsourcing need, but what are some of the reasons you may do it rather than just have a go in-house?Read More
Its frequent when meeting CEO’s from ambitious companies that they think an interim will fit the bill if they have a short term IT need. The problem they find is that interims are really hired guns who arrive on your premises, work full-time for a few months, and then depart as suddenly as they arrive. It’s extremely unlikely you’ll ever hear from them again as they’ll be on another full-time contract.Read More
If you aspire to have the very best people driving your business forward, you will need an effective HR strategy. People Puzzles HR director Sharon Nash lists 10 key questions to consider, grouped under three themes: Direction, Focus and Clarity.Read More
A finance team’s job is to contain costs and drive income and profit. So the crucial starter question is: Are your people a bottom line cost, a revenue stream, or something more than both of these? Can they be treated like any other machine in your business, run by managing the numbers.Read More
Imagine this: the co-founder of a multi-million-dollar HR management software company with almost 500 employees likes to micromanage to the point he and not the HR department has sole approval over employee benefits.
Likewise, when any of those hundreds of employees requests time off for holidays, it’s he and not the HR department that says ‘yes’ or ‘no’.Read More
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