You have been searching for a job, and now you are the human resource manager for a food production company. Well, you need to be careful to ensure the company succeeds under your helm. The food industry is very sensitive, and that is why you need to understand everything from food safety to laws to employee engagement. We went ahead to highlight some of the mistakes that most human resource managers in the food industry make.
Failure to provide job descriptions
Regardless of the industry, every employee needs to know his job description. Most human resource personnel assume that the food industry is open and any person any can do any task. It can be hard to hire a chef if you do not have job descriptions for your employees. The staff needs to know what they are expected to do. Failure to do that you will hire the wrong quality control personnel or food production manager.
Hiring the wrong person
The world, as it is now, it is who you know that get you a job. Well, this has extended to the food industry, and most HR’s are making this mistake. If you just joined your company, avoid this mistake. Hiring the wrong individual for a post will result in making low-quality food or breaking the food industry laws. This can result in the fall of the business. That is why it is vital for the HR to do a thorough background check on the person before hiring. This will ensure that food products are manufactured under healthy conditions.
Disregarding employment laws
There are laws everywhere from school to the hospital to food. The human resource is responsible for implementing the laws in the industry. Failure to follow the employment laws like overworking employees could result in the business facing legal action. If the regulations state that employees need to be compensated for every second of overtime, ensure you put measures in place to cater for this in case it happens. It will help to protect the business from lawsuits associated with employment laws.
This is vital to any business. Whether you are in the woodworking or food industry, you need to document everything. Failure to record what happens in the company or with the staff will land in trouble. Most employees know their rights and often take advantage of failed documentation to sue companies. Whether you had working issues with an employee, meeting or review, you need to record this. It doesn’t matter if it is bad or good, the information will be useful in the future when the need arises. If you briefed employees about the food safety standards of the company, ensure you keep a record of this in case they fail to adhere to this. Documenting happenings in the food industry will save you and the business from facing legal action.
Most of the time, human resource personnel fails because of ignorance. The food industry is associated with human health. Being careful in everything from hiring to food processing will help avoid putting your consumers at risk.