Why You Should Outsource HR
Did you know that 26% of companies outsource business-related functions to save money? According to The Society for Human Resources Management, nearly 23% of companies outsource to focus on strategy and 18% do it due to a lack of in-house expertise.
But why should you do it for HR specifically? Just think about all the moving parts within an HR department: compliance standards, employee benefits, payroll, training programs and background checks just to name a few.
When your company hires a small business consultant for one–or all–of its HR tasks, you will get the expertise necessary to minimize risk and manage employees. You’ll also save money without hiring an additional staff member and can use the help when necessary.
Whether you’re already considering the use of an outside firm or are just hearing about the idea for the first time, here are a few reasons why you should use a small business consultant for HR:
1) Create value. Not only will you save time and money when it comes to complicated processes, but you will increase efficiency. A consultancy team is there for a specific purpose and won’t be pulled into other tasks, which means they will get things done quickly. Plus, with help from an outside source, you can focus on the bottom line and develop the business without worrying about staff issues.
2) Gain expertise. You’ll feel relieved when you find an expert who knows the ins-and-outs of the best HR practices. You can even gain an outside perspective when it comes to your business strategy, operations management and overall logistics. A consultant will have exposure to other industries and can give advice and suggestions that aren’t emotionally charged either, since they have no ties to the organization.
3) Stay flexible. Without a robust support system in place, it’s extremely difficult to keep up with the ebb and flow of a business’ staff, product and workflow changes. Avoid damaging your reputation–both internally and externally–by bringing in a consultant who can appropriately manage your staff and meet any other unexpected changes.
4) Engage staff. A small business consultant can do more than just complete the necessary paperwork. They can bring in customized training or educational opportunities to enhance employee development and build loyalty.
If you’re ready to keep your company focused on what matters, let us know. HRinMotion, LLC offers a host of HR services that can add value to your business, streamline functions and reduce expenses.