What happened to those new year resolutions?

According to research by BUPA, 66% of people admit to breaking their new year resolutions before January has even drawn to a close.  Call us sceptical but it’s important to note here that the figure only represents those who were brave enough to admit it.  It would be easy to argue that whether it’s weight loss, a new exercise regime, or kicking the cigarettes for good, it’s likely that many best intentions are forgotten about not long after the bells chime at midnight on the 1st.

Health and wellbeing are popular areas for improvement but what about your business?  If you run your own operations, then you probably set yourself some stretching targets for 2016.  How are you currently measuring up?  With the first quarter of the year already behind us, it’s sensible to take a step back and refocus.

Now’s a good time for an HR health check.  After all, savvy leaders recognise that achieving strategic objectives is impossible without a strong, motivated, and capable team.

Of course, considering whether you’re compliant with legislative changes needs to be right at the top of your agenda.  Every year sees new provisions and regulations so make sure that you understand what’s required from your business and that you’re staying on the right side of the law.  Letting things slide here could cause you some serious problems.  The last thing that you need is to find yourself facing legal action.  f you’re worried about this, don’t just bury your head in the sand. Get in touch and we’ll make sure that you’re on the right track.

It’s true that legal compliance is one of the biggest concerns for bosses but if you want to ensure that you make waves in your industry this year for all the right reasons, you need to think about the bigger picture.  Are you giving your staff what they really need to excel?  Are your policies fit for purpose and are they actually aligned with your wider goals?

If not, then it’s certainly not too late to make positive changes.  We’ve still got the majority of the year ahead of us.  If your people aren’t performing at the level you feel that they should be capable of, or fractions in the workplace are causing you too many headaches, then we want to help.  Ultimately, our goal is always to encourage your business to thrive. If you’re interested in having a no-obligation chat about how we might be able to work together, then pick up the phone and contact us.

Rachel Wade, Senior HR Consultant, Opt HR Limited, rachelwade@opthr.co.uk, 024 7627 2908

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