The Big Lie Of Mediocrity

Posted on 9th March 2016

Think that HR is just about making sure that you don’t break the law, and having all the right paperwork in order? Or even worse than that is seeing HR as the “Police” of the organisation or the “people that say no”?

You wouldn’t be alone in thinking that. It’s an approach that many business owners take, even in huge organisations that have the time and the resources readily available to do things differently. As HR consultants it is something that we hate, we strive to add value to all the organisations that we work with and change their and their employees’, opinions of what HR does – or at least how we do it.

Here’s the thing though.

If your HR practices are limited to firefighting problems – like dealing with disciplinary issues, or handling poor performing members of staff – then you’re missing out on one of the biggest opportunities that you have as a business leader.

Your people are your lifeline. They can make or break your business, and they can be the difference between just-getting-by, and creating an organisation that’s the leader in its industry, and the one that’s known for being the very best.

Too many companies are selling themselves short, and ultimately, these will be the ones that struggle in the ever-changing landscape of modern business.

Being mediocre with your people policies isn’t saving you money, or freeing you up to deal with more important matters – it’s actively holding you back.

Take a second to think about the role of HR in your own business, and what you should be aspiring too.

How could the right leadership allow you to…

  • Double your productivity levels, which in turn could maximise your profits?
  • Attract the very top talent in your industry, allowing you to bring the best innovative solutions to market?
  • Increase the morale and motivation of your workforce, creating an environment that’s a pleasure to be part of?
  • Earn recognition as an exemplary employer, winning you prestige and national press coverage?

Once you step outside the constraints of thinking that HR is just about ticking boxes and fulfilling your obligations, you open up a whole new world of possibility.  Working proactively on people management and development in your organisation can deliver all of the above, if you don’t believe me then simply read some of my many blogs on my favourite topic of employee engagement and all the proven business benefits of this. Here is a link to just one of them to save you searching:

Now’s the time to up your game. Will you rise to the challenge and reap the benefits? If you would like to discuss this in more detail with any of the HR team then give us a call today on 01536 215240.

With my very best wishes


Emma Wynne Character
Written by:
Emma Wynne
Managing Director