What were the main problems faced by your company prior the introduction of the new HR system in 2015?
Our company had grown to about 40 members but our management techniques are outdated and we had no proper HR system in place. Our employees suggested that a HR system be introduced as bonuses, salary assessments and feedback were lacking. We had tried to raise the base salary of every employee in our company by 4%. However, this strategy was relatively unbalanced as the veteran workers benefited more from this strategy due to a higher base pay, whereas workers in their 20s and 30s does not benefit much. The key priorities of our company were to reduce cost and make the salary prospects for our younger workforce more attractive to motivate them towards a growth mentality. As such we decided to invest in a new HR system.
How did you go about introducing the new system?
To prevent a resistance to change effect from occurring, a briefing session was held prior to the introduction to ensure that there was mutual understanding. Local employees were involved in the project to ensure that there was fairness in the project. 4 of our brightest local talents were chosen to be part of the consulting team that would meet up once or twice a month to discuss about the advancement of the project.