Select the best HR Operating Model to Scale

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Overview #

In this section you will learn more about how to scale your business with the right HR Operating Model.

Scaling a business involves more than just increasing production or sales; it requires a comprehensive approach to managing human resources to support growth. An effective HR Operating Model is essential for ensuring that your organisation can handle increased demands while maintaining efficiency, employee satisfaction, and alignment with business objectives.

Steps to Develop the Right HR Operating Model #

The HR Operating Model serves as the blueprint for unlocking the company’s full potential and is just more than just a framework. It should be the cornerstone of the organisation’s People & Culture strategy. By selecting the right HR operating model, companies can optimise their workforce, streamline HR processes, and drive innovation, positioning the company for sustainable growth.

When using our HR Consulting services, we will support you in executing the following steps:

1. HR Audit #

  • Evaluate Existing HR Processes: We identify strengths and weaknesses in your current HR operations.
  • Conduct a Skills Audit: We assess the skills and competencies of your HR team to identify gaps and areas for improvement.
  • Employee Survey Gather Employee Feedback: We collect insights from employees to understand their experiences with HR processes and identify areas needing enhancement.


2. HR Strategy and Goals #

  • Company Objectives: We ensure that your HR strategy supports the overall business strategy and goals.
  • People & Culture Strategy & Goals: We define specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals for your HR department.
  • HR Focus Areas: We define together the focus on critical HR areas such as talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management, and compliance.


3. HR Operating Model #

  • Structure and Roles: We will define the organisational structure of the HR department, including roles and responsibilities.
  • Processes and Workflows: We will design standardised HR processes and workflows to ensure consistency and efficiency.
  • Technology: We will look at HR technology solutions to automate and streamline HR processes, such as HR Information Systems (HRIS), applicant tracking systems (ATS), and performance management software.


4. Talent Management #

  • Talent Management Strategy: We define your talent management strategy to attracting, developing, retaining, and utilizing people with the necessary skills and aptitude to meet current and future organisational needs.
  • HR Best Practices: We will look at your HR practices, including recruitment, onboarding, training and development, performance management, succession planning, and employee retention. By focusing on these key areas, you can ensure they have a skilled, motivated, and engaged workforce capable of driving innovation and achieving business goals.


5. Change Management #

  • Change Management Plan: We develop a comprehensive change management plan to guide the organisation through transitions.
  • Communication Strategy: We ensure clear and effective communication throughout the change process.


6.  HR Processes & AI #

  • HR Processes: We will implement automation and AI tools for repetitive HR administrative tasks.
  • AI-Driven Insights: AI will be used to gain deeper insights into employee behaviour and sentiment.


7. Continuously Innovate and Improve #

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Scaling your business requires a well-designed HR operating model that aligns with your business strategy, leverages technology, and focuses on continuous improvement.

Use our HR Consulting expertise toolkit and consult us to implement the best strategy and tools to support growth but also drives innovation and excellence in your organisation.