I am the founder and initial creator of Kate From HR, and so often when I am trying to explain it to people they think that it is just another tool for the human resources people at a company. However, I’m now thinking that maybe those in the HR department are not the people to whom I should be selling!
Human resources covers a LOT of things, and employee relations is normally just a small piece of the pie. Let’s face it- Kate From HR can put a lot more work on the plate of HR because having this sophisticated virtual suggestion box can open a pandora’s box of issues that need to be handled, and you never know what can happen! That may be true, but in my opinion facing the issues head on is the right thing to do rather than ignore them or pretend like they do not and will not ever exist. In the long run wouldn’t you rather have a beautiful empire crafted over time by people who have trust in and respect for their company and who feel that their employer really goes out of their way to give them what they want? Or, do you want to high employee churn and to be constantly hiring freelancers to keep patching up some Frankenstein project without their heart in it, without really seeing the true vision? No, Kate From HR is not for Hr… but it will definitely be something that HR is involved in! Really integrating it into companies could be challenging and will definitely take some getting used to for HR teams. We will for sure have to get some buy-in from HR to at least have them check the private message and suggestions periodically and schedule custom questions. Before going to a startup / investor pitch meetup today I had been trying to sell to “Head of HR” type figures. However, I’m now reconsidering this…
Kate From HR is not for HR- it's for everyone else. It is for the worker who just wants some simple improvement made around the office but doesn't want to be judged for being the complainer. It is for the manager who actually gives a f*** and wants his or her team members to be happy as possible, who will really listen to and act on what that means to those team members. It is for the uncomfortable employee being harassed in any way and just wants to easily, anonymously report it. It is for the underdog, the underprivileged, and the outnumbered. It is for the owner who truly understands that the happiness of your employees and fairness in the way you treat everyone really does affect your team's productivity, product quality, and overall bottom line.
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