Frequently Asked Questions

Why is ongoing HR necessary for my business success?

Your business never stops having people so why would you stop HR? The HR industry is constantly changing as we learn more through research. If we don’t keep HR processes up to date your business will fall behind competitors and struggle to identify weaknesses and skill gaps. Being competitive and able to identify knowledge gaps and educate accordingly is crucial to maximising productivity and employee satisfaction.

How does HR improve profitability?

There are two main areas where HR benefits profits. Good Human Resource management and recruitment processes hires the right people the first time, saving expenditure on training and recruitment advertisements. A strong and clear HR strategy means that everyone knows their role and works to attain KPIs so that they can spend the most time on what’s important.

I don’t really have much confidence in my ability to recruit the right people. Can you help and what will you do?

Recruitment of the right talent is a finely tuned process that can be difficult to get right. As a recruitment consultancy we can take as much or as little recruitment responsibility off your hands to make way for the work you’re good at. With our wealth of experience we make sure that your investment on recruitment and training of the new staff member is worthwhile.

Why can’t I just handle the recruitment of new staff myself?

Recruitment is a time-consuming project that requires some financial outlay to get your ads seen by the right candidates. Outsourcing the recruitment process to an expert like the team at Coaching Combinations means that you will only have to do it once, saving you money and time.

Why should I bother with staff performance appraisals?

Regular staff performance appraisals are beneficial for both the business and the employee. Your employees benefit as they know where to focus professional development and training, and receive praise that will motivate and make them feel valued. As a business you benefit by identifying opportunities for improvement which would allow for greater output capacity and a higher quality of work from a more committed team.

I need help with managing staff behaviour! Can you help?

We understand that managing staff behaviour can be difficult. Nobody likes to have difficult conversations that could potentially upset the other party and impact on their self-esteem. At Coaching Combinations we can coach you to handle these tricky meetings professionally and in a way that will mitigate awkwardness.

Do you offer management coaching and advice?

We sure do! Whether you’ve been in a management position for decades or are stepping into your first management role, training can be extremely helpful and shape the type of manager you are. Dealing with people requires understanding and compassion while being able to make the tough calls and pull people into line. Finding this balance is tough and can be easy to forget when work gets busy. Management coaching can help you find this balance and stay on track.

Can you teach me how to deal with and resolve workplace conflict?

Resolving workplace conflict is one of the trickiest areas of HR as often a conflict is the result of clashing personalities that are difficult to alter and occur within small, tight-knit teams. We have extensive experiences in dealing with and resolving workplace conflict and can teach you methods that will resolve disputes among your team.

Can you help my team manage their people better so that we don’t waste time in unnecessary meetings?

Meetings are one of the biggest corporate timewasters with many unnecessary. Outsourcing your HR and conducting a review of HR strategy to a consultant is a great way to identify where current processes are inefficient and need to be improved. At Coaching Combinations we are able to review your current HR strategy, identify inefficient areas (like excessive meetings) and work with you to implement changes.

We are going through lots of change and we are noticing people issues; can you help?

People don’t like change. We like what’ familiar. With big change people will no doubt kick in their heels and become difficult. We can work with you to ease the transition, minimising the drastic and sudden impact your staff experience that causes people problems.

What is the benefit of having an on-site Consultant?

An on-site consultant has the advantage of being on the ground and experiencing your processes first hand whilst remaining an ‘outsider’ that can view and analyse the team and their processes from a top level, and identify gaps and inefficencies.

We have people in the office who are not performing but they have been with the company for a long time. Can you help?

We can definitely help to get results from employees that have hit a lull. With employee performance reviews we can identify the root cause for the lack of performance and work on this to reinvigorate the motivation and excitement that this team member brings to the office.

Our management team is not working very well together; what can I do?

It is crucial that your management team can work well together. Staff follow the lead of management; if the bosses are constantly bickering and slowing down work it will trickle down to the rest of the team. Coaching Combinations work with you to identify the issue and find a solution to improve co-operation and workplace relations.