Why Outsourcing HR is the Right Call for Your Business
Running a small business comes with a seemingly endless list of responsibilities. Growing your small business requires increased attention to business development, investment relations, developing your product or service, overseeing operations and identifying who you are as a company to your employees and customers. When you’re first starting out, doing it all yourself may seem manageable. But once you’ve picked up steam it’s easy to find yourself spending more time managing your employees than actually running your business. What are some key indicators that outsourcing HR is the most impactful decision you can make?
You’re Just Starting Out
In the first stages you’ll need all the time you can get to focus on growing your business. The certainty that you’re in good standing when it comes to employer requirements frees up a lot of that valuable time and energy. Hiring the right people the first time, establishing a company culture that fosters cooperation and communication, and having practices in place to help preserve that culture are why certain new businesses rise above the rest. HR consultants manage these processes for you. If you want to know the secret behind a business with year-over-year increase in sales and productivity, look no further than Human Resources.
You’re Growing Rapidly
Your business has started to take off. Great! This is an exciting time for any new business owner and can also be the most trying. You may be thinking of hiring an in-house HR employee, but it’s not easy to find a single person that’s qualified to handle all legal, administrative, cultural and interpersonal responsibilities that are required in the colorful role of HR. Just keeping up with compliance laws is a full time gig and you may end up needing to hire multiple people to get the job done. Outsourcing your back office operations to an HR professional is a great first step, but what steps are you taking to help your managers grow your business, to ensure that your employees are efficient, productive and motivated? At AH Dory we essentially become your in-house HR team, working toward all of your business objectives together.
Failed Systems and Procedures
It’s easy to fly by the seat of your pants when it’s just you and a few other employees. They tend to have lots of one-on-one time with you and adjust to the ways you like to work. Once your business takes off, the need for more structured, consistent and scalable procedures becomes paramount for productivity. The benefit of partnering with an HR professional is that we specialize in problem solving – implementing customized systems that improve employee morale, communication and efficiency.
Your In-House HR Employee is Overwhelmed
You may already have an in-house HR employee, or perhaps an employee from another department has stepped in to try and mitigate some HR duties, but the responsibilities that come with a continually growing business can overwhelm and inhibit them from developing and improving company culture and productivity. Human Resources is one of your most powerful tools in that it handles everything from the back office to team building and relationship management (both internal and external). Why not amplify the impact of this crucial department by supporting your in-house efforts with outsourced professionals?
At the end of the day, you’re the only one that can make this important decision for your growing business.