New year, new decade, new chance to make sure you’re taking care of your employees. Follow these HR tips for 2020 in order to start the year off on the right foot.
1. Be flexible.
If you don’t already have flexible policies in place, such as remote working policies and flexible hours, 2020 is the time to adopt them. Plenty of companies are adopting work from home policies and allowing employees to take off as often as needed or work around their schedules. Be flexible and open to giving your employees what they’re looking for (it’ll even help keep them around longer!).
2. Be transparent and open.
Create a culture that focuses on open communication in order to ensure you’re doing what’s best for your employees. Welcome conversations about what your employees are looking for, as well as feedback on policies already put in place.
3. Adopt technology.
Utilize automation and other technology as often as possible in order to take tasks off of your plate and free up your time to focus on your employees. In 2020, employees are accustomed to technology — why not utilize it in other areas of your business?
4. Collect and act on the right data.
Collect as much data and results on your employees as you can in order to make smart decisions in the future. For example, be sure to track how much time it takes your employees to complete projects in order to become more efficient.
We’re in a digital age that’s only growing and becoming more efficient and more advanced. By getting ahead of the curve and focusing on how to give your employees what they need, you’ll be able to come out at the end of this decade on top. As you step into 2020 and even the next 10 years, keep these tips in mind.