Business owners have been urged to ensure their HR departments have a clear purpose.
Jane Chesters, a partner at Orion Partners, made the rallying cry following the release of survey suggesting that more than a quarter of HR directors believe their department is ineffective.
The survey, conducted by researchers at Orion, indicated that more than a third of HR departments had no defined goals, making it difficult for staff to know their purpose.
Speaking to personneltoday.com, Chesters called for business owners to address this common issue.
She said: “An HR team can only be clear and consistent in their purpose if they know what they are trying to achieve. Many do not. Business strategy and people strategy are one and the same thing. A coherent people strategy should always be aligned to the business strategy.”
This advice arguably rings true whether you’re an experienced business stalwart or looking to start a franchise for the first time. It would be tough to find any business owner who is happy pumping money into a department which doesn’t achieve anything.
According to hrzone.co.uk, 54 per cent of HR directors admitted that there were no measures in place to evaluate the effectiveness of their department.