It's a fact that many managers are promoted into roles without any formal management training.
They are not immediately or miraculously experts in HR processes, they are not experts in management techniques, and nor are they experts in employment law.
Therefore, it is not surprising that many feel ill-equipped to do their jobs and either do the wrong thing or abdicate responsibility to HR.
By providing managers with easy access to information on policies, legislation, and best practice, in a concise, easy-to-read format, organisations can enable managers to be more confident and more competent.
This will reduce the strain on HR and avoid the costly problems which occur due to managers ignoring an issue or starting with the wrong approach.
The important thing is that access to guidance needs to be quickly accessible and easy to digest.
Our experience has shown that if managers must invest considerable time to research an issue, then the chances are they won’t bother to do so, simply because their focus must be on their operational responsibilities.
So, expecting them to find an answer by hunting around for a specific document on an intranet or digging through a dense, 30-page policy document is not going to work.
Comprehensive, feature-rich HR software technology needs to be used in order to deliver highly-targeted information at the right point and at the right time in a manager’s workflow, so that it’s easy-to-access and easy-to-use, resulting in quicker decisions being made and processes being adhered to in a compliant and consistent way.
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