Did you ever notice that people with certain “reputations” get treated differently? For example, let’s say growing-up you had a sibling who was known as the “good one”. They probably weren’t questioned as hard when someone broke the lamp… they got the benefit of the doubt.
Well, unfortunately, the same works in reverse. For example, there have been several studies conducted over the past few years that state that CFO’s approve about half the projects put before them for funding, but only approve about 10% of those projects that are HR/Training related. The reason given? HR/Training projects are normally “heavy on emotion but weak on data.”
So you’re probably not going to get the benefit of the doubt when you go to get your budget approved.
How do you overcome this? By establishing a reputation for providing data. Do it once, maybe twice and suddenly your reputation changes and getting your projects approved for funding becomes easier.
So you need an initiative with tons of data. Onboarding, for example. Spending money to improve your new employee onboarding is one of the few HR/Training projects that’s easy to measure and “prove” the ROI. And it’s a great way to make an impression on the leaders in your organization. This way when you present your next proposal or budget, you are already starting from a positive reputation.
Not sure how to go about improving your new employee onboarding, contact us and we’ll show you.