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6th March 2019

Human Resources Challenges in 2019

Managing your workforce can be challenging with evolving compliance requirements and employment law changes each year. How do you overcome the challenges of managing your employees and balance with the complexities of HR regulations? Here are some of the top challenges HR teams are facing this year and solutions to make HR management easier.

  1. Brexit
    While everyone has been talking about Brexit for the last 2 years, HR teams have been trying to identify how this will affect their workforce after 29 March. If you have employees living and working in the UK and EU, Brexit will impact the way you have to manage payroll, healthcare, insurance and pension benefits. Understanding the latest Brexit negotiations might be impossible, but staying up to date on the changes can help you prepare for how this will impact your employees. Considering all of the possibilities, it is vital to identify employees that will be impacted, make plans for that group based on their situations, and provide communication to those employees to help prepare them for any changes.

  2. Technology and Data Privacy
    Human Resources has evolved over the last several years and is responsible for many aspects of employee well-being. Part of the responsibility in HR is data protection and privacy. How do you maintain employee personal data and handle compliance and data privacy? Using a technology platform that can maintain employee data and privacy can limit your risk and also ensure you are following the most up to date regulations each year. Technology can also integrate with your payroll, so employee data can be shared between the payroll and HR teams, ensure privacy and data protection, and offer customised reporting so you can identify issues or trends affecting your workforce.

  3. Performance Management
    Managing employees and handling performance should be a positive experience. Managers need to work with employees all year to talk about individual progress, how to make any improvements, and offer support if the employee is having difficulty with job-related performance. HR software can provide tools and support for employees, motivate them to reach goals, and offer self-service performance management tools for employees and managers to discuss appraisals. Using technology can also help your HR team save time managing leave and holiday requests, and other administrative tasks.

Human Resources has to manage many challenges each year, but using technology and keeping up with regulatory changes can help ease the burden. If your HR team is struggling to maintain compliance and easily manage employees, we can help. Click here to learn more about how HRescape can move your business forward.

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