How Can I Help My Line Managers Learn HR Processes?

Nick Pye |


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Here’s a frequent problem that we come across time and time again: managers don’t know, or understand, what HR processes to follow.

Our solution is to introduce powerful workflow software capability that eases managers through common processes.

For many, management procedures – whether it’s managing an induction, performance appraisal, handling a disciplinary situation, or addressing a persistent absenteeism issue – the processes that a manager needs to follow are fairly predictable, and should always be delivered in a consistent manner amongst the line management team and across the entire organisation.

Yet individual managers are often left to figure things out for themselves, or are asked to reinvent the wheel each time they encounter a new situation.

Or, on the other hand, HR will often step in to deal with line management responsibilities to ensure consistency and compliance.

Why should line management tasks be given to senior management, or back to an HR professional, whether internal or external? This is incredibly inefficient and takes up valuable time and resources.

A modern, efficient business with a strong HR department should adopt HR software that allows intelligent workflow process design, that ultimately walks managers through many common HR and management processes in a structured way.

For example, a manager faced with a disciplinary situation should be provided with a structured process to follow, designed in line with HR best practice, ensuring that they do the right things, at the right time, and capture the right information at each step in that process.

This enables organisations to improve consistency and save precious management time.

Did you find this article useful? Youmanage is the premier solution to streamline your HR processes and ensure compliance within your company. Try Youmanage for free, book a personalised one-to-one demo, or check out our blog for more valuable HR insights.

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Nick has more than 25 years of leadership experience, where he has held a variety of executive positions spanning marketing, business development, HR product strategy and has been CEO of Youmanage since 2010. Nick acquired the Youmanage business in 2010 and led the renewed vision and go-to-market definition of the Youmanage platform for its official re-launch in September 2013. With significant and continued product development, he continues to steer Youmanage as an industry leading cloud HR software provider. Work aside, Nick retains his huge enthusiasm for music in both trumpet and bagpipe playing!