HR is not just paperwork

How a proactive HR resource can shape your company for success

People Spark joins us today for insight on how to use your HR (human resources) department to build the culture you want, retain more of your employees, and be more profitable.  As the title says, HR is more than just paperwork.  In many companies that Erin and Kristen work with, there is no HR department.  Or possibly one person has been designated as the HR person.  In this video/podcast episode, we shed some light on how to make better use of the HR department.

     Timeline and Topics

  • 00:30 – One tip for HR departments to be more effective in their role
  • 03:04 – Key areas you help with; companies without an HR department and Ag manager development
  • 08:02 – HR’s role in company culture
  • 17:10 – Difficult or toxic employee when shaping company culture
  • 21:05 – Working in circles….who is reporting to who? And Who is selling who?
  • 24:01 – Retention issues and the cost of turnover
  • 32:45 – The dilemma “Anybody is better than nobody”  the difficulty of finding employees
  • 34:03 – How to be 30X40 times more effective in your use of timely and positive feedback
  • 38:30 – Discussion on using 360 feedback with your team
  • 45:20 – Why did you start People Spark?

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