January can be a thoroughly dull and dismal month, and if you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps, then you’re definitely not alone. The festivities are over, the weather is miserable, and there’s pretty much a full six months to wait before your summer holidays will come round.
Right about now, you’re probably considering your strategy for relighting a little spark in the workplace, and ensuring that your employees have some solid goals to work towards. You don’t want the January blues to take over.
This time of the year presents a great opportunity for assessing priorities, setting goals, and ensuring that all the right boxes are being ticked in terms of your HR practices.
We don’t have to remind you about the importance of those performance discussions again, do we?
Today though, let’s shift the focus away from your staff for just a second or two, and think about YOU, and how you’re getting on with your day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.
You might be crying out ‘But I thought you were an HR consultant! Shouldn’t we talking about my workforce?’
And yes, we should, and we do, and we can support you when you have problems to fix, initiatives to roll out, or big goals to smash.
But the reality here is that running a business can be really hard work. There are a ton of plates to spin. Your to-do list can seem never-ending. You’re the leader of your business and you’re expected to perform at a high level and demonstrate outstanding leadership.
For you to be able to do all of this to the best of your ability:
You need support.
You need time out.
You need to protect your mental wellbeing.
Sure, you no doubt have big things that you want to achieve this year. But you need to make sure that you’re creating a plan that is sustainable, that won’t run you into the ground, and will enable you to hit your business goals without making unnecessary sacrifices.
At the moment, you might be feeling energised and ready to take on a new year. Or you might be feeling overwhelmed and a little stressed out.
What’s really vital is that you know where you’re going, and you have a robust roadmap to follow.
Right now, we have a few spaces left for consultancy work in the early part of 2017. If you would like to have a chat about how we might be able to work together to drive your business forward, ensure you’re compliant with upcoming legislative changes, and get your business fighting fit for the challenges ahead?
Get in touch today, and we can arrange your no-obligation consultation.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.
Rachel Wade, FCIPD Senior HR Consultant, Opt HR Limited