Small businesses often can’t afford to hire a full-fledged human resources department that bigger companies (with larger budgets) can boast of, yet they still have HR needs they need to fulfill.
What’s a business owner to do in this case? Well, you can always hire an HR consultant — or a team of them. Consultants can help manage your employees and navigate convoluted federal and state compliance laws, all without having to hire full-time staff.
Still unsure if hiring an HR consultant is the right move? Here are five reasons why you should have an HR consultant for your small business.
1. Complete work on an as-needed basis
Bringing an HR professional on full-time can cost you more than you think, if you find out that there isn’t enough work for them to complete. But you only need to hire someone for a certain amount of time every month or to handle a specific set of tasks, then hiring an HR consultant gives you the freedom to do so.
Essentially, hiring a consultant allows you to only pay for the services you need. Plus, you can often find ones that specialize in different things — which is especially helpful if you have a limited HR staff and need to fill gaps in your team’s expertise.
2. Avoid hiring employees that aren’t a good fit for your company
Bad hires often don’t just underperform at their role. They can often bring down a whole department or your entire company with their bad attitude or habits, creating even more problems within your organization.
HR consultants trained in hiring will help you avoid these characters from the get-go.
3. Stimulate growth within your business
HR consultants dedicate themselves to helping your team grow — something that business owners may not be able to dedicate time to if they’re handling other responsibilities.
Depending on their expertise, they may even be able to help with your company’s workforce planning or other strategic aspects of your HR department. They may also provide insights to your current HR team on how to better improve their day-to-day operations.
4. Organize employee training and benefits packages
HR consultants can also help conduct employee orientation and training workshops for your team.
If needed, they can help organize your company’s existing benefits packages as well as draw up new ones if you wish. In fact, sometimes HR consulting agencies will often already have relationships with various benefits providers that you can take advantage of.
5. Handle human resources paperwork
People tend to underestimate the amount of paperwork that needs to be completed as an HR professional. There’s training and documentation as well as conflict resolution and termination — and that’s not even the half of it.
You want an expert to handle these important issues, not just hand it off to whoever’s willing to fit the role. When you work with an HR consultant, you can choose one with the expertise that you and your company need.
Get started with H2H Enrollments today
Should you have an HR consultant for your small business? In most cases, the answer is yes. But maybe you’re not sure where to start.
If you’re in need of an expert team to help your small business navigate the complicated human resources industry, turn to the professionals at H2H Enrollments. We’re your one-stop HR shop offering everything from compliance and employee engagement to benefits and payroll.
Our team will work with you to develop a fully customized service package that includes everything your business needs and nothing it doesn’t. This saves your company money in the long run — money that you can then dedicate to other parts of your business.
Ready to get started? Send us a message using the form on our website to schedule your free consultation. Or, if you have any questions or concerns, you can reach us directly by calling 602-584-7024.