Let’s face it, HR is often put on the back burner. After running my own small company, I know that when it comes to choosing between something like fixing a billing issue, providing service to a customer, developing a new service model, or making sure my HR documentation for that new hire is right, the first 3 would definitely take priority.
Each day we are faced with prioritizing which fires to put out first and HR does not always come out on top, but what if you could have less fires to choose from in the first place?
HR outsourcing is a great solution for employers who are tired of constantly struggling with this priority battle on a daily basis.
How do you know it’s time to get help with HR?
Here’s 4 signs your business might be ready for HR outsourcing:
1. Your business is growing fast.
When you’re hiring rapidly, HR headaches multiply at the same rate. Would you rather be focused on maintaining your momentum and increasing your bottom line, or focused on making sure you cross your t’s and dot your i’s when it comes to HR documentation? Having someone who can make sure you’re in compliance with the laws, assisting with background verification and the on-boarding processes can really make your business run much more smoothly during times of growth.
2. You wish you had more time to focus on growing your business.
Are tasks like employee related paperwork and payroll issues taking up too much of your time? It might be time to streamline your personnel related tasks. You’ll find that the expertise and administrative assistance you gain from a trustworthy HR outsourcing provider will help free-up your valuable time and focus. This allows you to spend it on things that help your business make money.
3. You’re having issues attracting or retaining the talent you need.
Many employers struggle with attracting and retaining quality employees and that’s usually due to the fact that small businesses can’t offer the kind of benefits a large companies can. Luckily, when you work with a PEO you have the ability to offer the kind of benefits and programs only big companies typically have access to. Similarly; poor HR management translates into rapid turnover, which means you lose money.
4. You’re constantly worried.
You aren’t sure if you are 100% in compliance…. Every time you hear a knock on your door you worry about the IRS, OSHA or the DOL. Your employee handbook has some major holes in it, and you know it might catch up to you someday. Maybe an employee is threatening to sue you? There are cracks, and you know HR related things are falling through them.
Outsourcing your human resource administration means you get to choose to work on your business, help your customers, develop your products, spend more time on strategic HR tasks and do more of the things you enjoy doing. Plus, the whole time you can have a peace of mind that one of those “small HR details” won’t come back to haunt you.
Professional Employer Organizations: A Smart HR Outsourcing Choice
Partnering with a PEO like Employers Resource for your HR outsourcing means you also get additional value like great workers’ comp and safety programs, shared liability, and a one source solution for other administrative tasks. We handle all the administration tasks related to payroll, benefits, taxes, worker’s comp and also provide:
Simple and easy payroll processes with the necessary technology
Compliance support for employment and safety laws
Employee handbook guidance, HR management guidance
A workers’ comp and safety program that will give you business a competitive edge
Custom benefit programs that best meet the needs of your business
Support for maintaining a secure, organized database of employee information
Don’t let anything hold your business back — especially HR. HR is like a skeleton that allows your business to grow and flex its muscles upon. Next time you experience one of these signs, consider checking out HR outsourcing as a possible next step. We believe it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make for your growing business, so much so that we offer a 100% guaranteed. Check it out!