Building and Using Human Resource Systems
Staff management is most likely the most difficult part of a Manager’s job. It is also the most essential element to creating an efficient and effective workplace. The development of a well thought out Human Resource System that involves all personnel will give the Manager and staff the tools to create a productive and satisfying work experience. Salary ranges along with policies for periodic adjustments are critical to assuring that each person is paid fairly for the job that they do. Establishing these takes thoughtful research. Job descriptions should be developed with basic outlines presented to employees and full and thoughtful input to the final product. Core Competencies are another key tool that provides clarity to key abilities and expectations throughout the organization. Again, employees should be engaged in the development. Opportunities for internal communication around workplace issues must be established along with a strong Performance Management System that includes personal and organizational goals. Taking time to fully engage staff and even elected officials will yield results that will benefit the organization exponentially over time. Rounding this out is assigning responsibility to a staff member to at least assure that the system is used and consistently updated as needed over time.
Instructors: Timi Kirchner, Nancy Hess