Once upon a time, it all came down to business owners and managers either needing to do all the PEOPLE stuff themselves or employing a personnel clerk to do all that people stuff and those pesky things like IR, WHS and those annoying documents, forms, policies, procedures…..ok don’t get me started, you get the picture. It was a timely and more importantly an expensive venture.
Then, one day, there was a passionate and extremely skilled HR professional who found herself back in country NSW, married with a baby tossing up her life options of moving back to the city to work and potentially giving her soul back to international corporate (nothing less than 150% commitment would do) or stay at home with her beautiful baby longing to hold part of a career in her arms again. She so desperately wanted BOTH and there was no option not to have both right. Cause WOMEN can at least ask for it all in this day and age RIGHT??
Why did businesses and organisations need to hire someone full time to do the PEOPLE stuff, when she had the methods, the systems, the processes and most importantly the vision to streamline and make life easier for employers of all shapes and sizes - by taking this prickly area of business and making it look like a walk in the park.
And so PulseHR was created…..
The next step was to source the finest workforce professionals in the land to join her team. Like any worthwhile hiring process, the fit was far more important - ‘did they hold similar values and believe in the vision’…so there was many a talk whilst breaking bread. The team was finally in place and my, did they hold many years of combined experience across all areas of workforce management. All of this with the added experience of most of us here at PulseHR being Mums to young children and lets just say we are all very well versed in multitasking. And do it well!
Parenting is very much a transferable skill with regard to workforce management. Let me join the dots for you….
Parenting Moment: "Please go to your room now for 'time-out', that is not acceptable and you need to think about your behaviour."
Workforce Specialist: "Can we please talk somewhere private about the incident yesterday, I think we need to agree on a performance improvement plan."
Parenting Moment: "What shall we do for craft today? Should we make a reward chart...that would be fun!"
Workforce Specialist: "Have you considered reviewing your reward and recognition program? It is generating motivation and a morale of focused achievement."
Parenting Moment: "Oh no, I have pooed my pants...they're my favourite pants!" *Small child the sky is falling look of sadness.*
Workforce Specialist: "It's okay...take a few moment to gather your thoughts there is no topic we can't work through and come up with a way forward."
We own cleaning up messes and kissing boo boos on some days, all while interviewing, surveying, advising, consulting and helping our clients on other days.
Enough about us though. The real reason for this blog is all about you. How can we support you as a manager or employer to make life easier? Struggle with communication within your business? Challenging employee behaviour? Don't know where your career is headed? Well, watch this space. We've got you covered with advice, tips and strategies there's sure to be something for everyone from aspiring employees to zion's of business, all the way from a-z.