Take advantage of government HR grants and empower your company’s staff

May 15, 2019 11:29 am

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One of the endearing qualities every employee is always looking for in an employer is their ability to take advantage of an opportunity as it presents itself and make important decisions that will benefit the company in the long run.

Staff empowerment among others is capable of increasing productivity through motivation and opportunities to reap benefits from the ordinary performance of their work.

No matter the form in which government grant presents itself, some managers and leaders just do not know how to seize such opportunities. Often, they haven’t done enough to create an environment that allows them to take advantage of such government grant in an effort to empower their staff.

While it is evident that financial awards or grants, which can be from any level of government may include: complex paperwork, long hours of sorting and clearing, it is essential that you as a leader find the suitable grant for your employee and put up the appropriate system for easy sorting of the grants.

In order to prepare yourself and your employee for an opportunity at a government grant, a few things need to be put in place:

  1. Organization: securing a grant on its own, requires paving your way through mountain pile of paperwork. Having to deal with an added mess of internal paperwork would hence worsen the matter. Imagine not having employee receipts, or employee claims at hand at the point where the opportunity for a grant presents itself, or the employees probably submitted it, but due to lack of organization, you couldn’t keep track of it. Therefore important that you have a flexible module for employee claim management and sorting so that you do not rid them the opportunity of any grant.
  2. Enhanced communication within the organization: giving your employees the platform to communicate with the top managers of the company gives room for sharing ideas that will help the progress of the company. Government grants generally are given to promote community services or to carry out research, when given a grant, you should communicate with your employees as to get the best way of utilizing such a grant. Without establishing a share-your-idea platform with your employees you might not be able to maximize the company’s potential. Employees who are open to new ideas that can promote the company won’t be able to communicate such ideas to the top managers if there is no chance to communicate.
  3. Developing and choosing the qualified employee: the competitive nature of getting a government grant requires the company to present a grant proposal that will beat that of other competitive companies. Development in the use of technology can help you monitor the activities of your employees without using lots of paperwork. Ethics and self-esteem need to be built into your employees through policies such as punctuality, appropriate work schedule, holiday leave, good incentives, etc. through the use of modules. The best of your employees will help present the account and detail of your company in the best and enticing way possible.

At Payboy, we started an initiative called the #Grantsboy last year which covers topics on HR related grants. Drop us an inquiry to find out more!

 

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