4 Key Ways to Streamline HR

Your human resources function can operate at peak efficiency, and will, in turn, help your organization do the same.

Efficiency, in this context, is defined as reaching the best outcomes in a timely, cost efficient, and resourceful manner, allowing business leaders and their staff to spend more time on the complex issues that drive revenue.


Look for ways to automate as many transactional functions as possible. Technology has become available to handle administrative chores like time and attendance tracking, payroll and onboarding at increasingly affordable rates.

Use Metrics:

Use metrics to measure performance AND to benchmark against others. Who those "others" may be depends on your company's size, industry and location, among other things.

Consider an HRIS:

Even for small companies, espcially for small companies (I would argue), HR Information Systems are more affordable, and thus more realistic to consider, than they were 5 years ago. They will simplify the task of compiling, tracking and analyzing workforce data and employee records, as well as compliance.

Audit Yourself:

Be open to new ways of doing things. Review your current HR function including structure and costs, and evaluate alternatives for more efficient ways to move forward.

If you would like help evaluating your options in any of these areas, don't hesitate to call Windsor HR Services at 800-297-4962 or by visiting us at www.windsorhr.com.

Kevin has been a small business advisor with Windsor HR since 2005 and has a PHR Certification from the HR Certification Institute, as well as the SHRM-CP designation through the Society for Human Resources Management. He is a 2014 Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree, has served as a SHRM Chapter Board Member for 5 years and has helped raise over $443,000 through his involvement with several charities and community organizations over the past 7 years. In his time at Windsor, Kevin has worked with companies in 40 states, in a wide range of industries and sizes, and today he is going to share some great tips and tricks for ensuring you are getting the most value out of your Human Resources Function.

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