While any company can benefit from HR consulting—from those with just a few employees to large, multi-site companies—there are three key signs that your organization’s in need of some outsourced assistance.
Leadership is Tasked with Handling HR
For many smaller businesses without a dedicated HR professional or team, the role is managed by either one or a variety of other strategic individuals in the organization, such as the CFO or head of finance. Adding HR functions onto leadership’s already demanding responsibilities can have detrimental consequences: either HR doesn’t get the time it needs or the executive spends too much time on HR, which detracts from their other duties.
HR consultants allow leadership to reinvest their efforts into the business by taking over all aspects of HR, from recruitment and hiring to benefits and compliance.
Your Employee Issues Require Specialized Expertise
No matter your size, employee issues can arise. And while some can be straightforward and managed by internal HR staff, more complex issues, like dealing with a problem employee or their termination, require specialized expertise to handle the situation effectively and ensure that the employee’s rights are preserved—and the company is protected against the risk of a lawsuit.
Outsourcing HR can give you access to more experience and specialized knowledge, for an immediate employee need or the long term, and for a lot less than hiring an internal expert.
Compliance is Becoming Overwhelming
Harassment and discrimination, pay equity, leave, and the Affordable Care Act are just some of the top compliance issues businesses face today. And staying abreast of the myriad of laws and regulations affecting the workplace is increasingly difficult—yet critical to avoiding liability and costly fines.
If internal HR staff doesn’t have the time or expertise to dedicate to compliance, an HR consultancy can help by ensuring appropriate and up-to-date policies and procedures are in place, communicated and followed to reduce your exposure so you can protect and grow your business.
How HR Consulting Can Help
If you lack the time and expertise to respond to the top HR challenges today, teaming with a dedicated HR professional at Complete Payroll Solutions can help. Our flexible, customized solutions enable us to deliver as much—or as little—assistance as you need for effective and efficient HR management that will keep you up with today’s challenges and position you for tomorrow’s opportunities.