You can initiate few employee beneficial / involvement activities :
(1) You can create and distribute suggestions / feedback formats pertaining to your HR/Admin activities in your organization.
(2) Some fun games for employees to be played on monthly basis.
(3) Create groups and start positive competition by some fun activities and give small gifts to the winners.
(4) Birthday celebrations, drawing/outdoor games etc. can be started, if not done now.
Before starting the same consult your senior first and then only go ahead. As you told, the number of employees are 18-20 only then it shouldn't so difficult, I hope. First you need to have a short feedback on engagement of employees and then only proceed further.
You can try - Transactional Analysis, a branch of psychology , propounded by Dr. Eric Berne is an excellent tool for personal growth, interpersonal effectiveness and professional/business excellence !!!
The most simple theory to understand and practice !
Have great application in everyday life !
JIMON M K, CFO, RCM Healthcare Group
I like to quote my the then HOD Mr G.Thiagrajan the then Chief of TISCO IED betwwen 1970-75) who said to us, : "those who say they have no work, they are not Industrial Engineers".
I have same advice to you, " HR Executives are to generate work for first self development and apply the same knowledge for Employee Development".
The suggestions and advice of other members are very appropriate for your use. Study more on relevant topics with physical, mental, spiritual and social enlargement.
Practice Yoga, Pranayam and Meditation regularly. You will find fulfillment in every sphere.
This is my experience at 73+ years I feel young not yet old. I am conducting 7 hrs training continuously for 6 days till now.in many corporate organizations.
Er Prafulla K Acharya, Ph.D. in HRD & Mgt IIT(Kgp ), Rtd Director, NPC India.CV and Programs I conduct ara attached
Once even I was in your shoes. What I did was I studied the all the policies and observed the work culture. Noted the changes to be made, took suggestions on it from my Seniors and implemented them.
Nobody will tell you what to do. You have to decide what you can do. It is you who has to find opportunities and work towards them.
Your goal should be to learn and make your organisation a happy place to work.
Thanks & Regards
It shall not happen in the company that HR people sitting idle. You may analyze the existing situation of the company & think how human resource can be utilized to improve the productivity of your company.
You may improve MIS, Introduce new formats etc.
Also find new concepts existing in corporates & introduce in your company.
Always remember, We work for company, but learn for ourselves..................
Invest your time in being able to take some additional responsibility. May be you can assist in building a in-house newsletter where thoughts, ideas are presented. You may also try to invest some time in understanding the nuances of Project Management, Business Analysis etc. This way you will add value to yourself. Your technical experts may not have the time to answer questions, but learn by observing and following what they try to do.
You may also try to organize week-end activity after office hours say for 30 or 45 minutes something like Thank God Its Friday (TGIF) which may be interactive in nature with games, entertainment etc.
Hope this suggestion helps.
Yes I have been doing this thing, reading policy, and studying work culture, and suggesting changes. But there is a limit to this thing, if i will always do this thing , my seniors would get a wrong impression. It may convey the message that I am dissatisfied with so many current policies / work culture, and may take it as negatively.
At the same time I am trying to analyse the needs and trying to fulfill those.