The best weapon for effective integration is a good vertical and horizontal communication system within the organization. The aim is to eliminate the enormous bureaucratic walls that, until recently, have predominated in companies, damaging good communication. Of course, all this impacted the results, bringing low productivity and a bad work climate.
With the new technologies, new tools are emerging that help us solve this problem, such as installing good Corporate Social Networks, which demonstrate that communication can flow internally naturally. The purpose of good integration and coordination of all the company departments is not more than to walk together towards the same destination creating synergies and common strengths that reduce time and costs.
But what about ourselves? Is the Human Resources Department different from the others and does not need that coordination? Of course not. As professionals, we must lead by example and be the first to apply the new techniques and strategies that match the culture and business philosophy. As in any other business, it is necessary to plan the department’s work and coordinate our teams. Here are five ways to manage human resources effectively.
Coordinate the Business Objectives with the Candidates’ Attitudes
First of all, it is to have very clear and defined objectives and the company’s philosophy. An organization in the creative sector will not pursue the same thing. Innovation and flexibility will be indispensable characteristics in the candidates, then a more technical company where knowledge and training will prevail over everything else. Based on these premises, we will determine the profile of the ideal candidate.
Analyze and Select among all the Recruitment Tools
The idea is to conduct a preliminary study to know those within our reach and those that best adapt to what we want to achieve. Today there are many options, professional social networks, specialized press, selection websites, recruitment software, etc. Surely the combination of several will give us the best result. Once chosen, the department will develop the best strategy for each of them.
As Human Resources professionals, we know from experience that no matter how much we plan our recruitment processes, there may always be unforeseen events that will delay us with the cost that this entails. Therefore, and to prevent this from happening, we must be proactive and include in our Planning Guide the procedure to be followed in the event of any inconvenience trying to stop the process. It’s about anticipating events.
Set Deadlines and Comply
For obvious reasons of time and money, companies cannot be perpetuated when filling a job, so it is important to have previously done background work that allows us to have a good base of candidates to go every time we need them. And if we also have this base structured according to the company’s profiles, all will be easier.
Analyze your results
This is the last stage but not the least important. If we stop at the previous point, how will we know if we have done a good job and obtained the expected results? For this, it may be useful to answer a series of questions such as:
Have I obtained the expected results? Could I do better in less time without reducing the quality of the process? Has this new incorporation meant the solution that the company was looking for? Without a doubt, the answer to these questions will improve our recruitment processes of the future.
How do you plan your Recruitment processes in your company? Do you think that really good planning helps when it comes to finding the best talent? Once you have answered these questions, you will easily manage staff and enhance your company.