The beginning of the year is an excellent time to think about your company’s future. You will undoubtedly have to be making choices about your employees, your strategy, and how you are going to remain lean and competitive this year.
As we begin 2019, it’s abundantly clear there is a tight job market. It’s getting harder to hire qualified people. Additionally, there are increasingly more regulations dealing with everything from pay to the administration of your health plan.
In larger companies, human resources departments handle these tasks. This isn’t an option for smaller businesses.
Managers from around the company are often assigned additional HR tasks in addition to their regular duties. The danger of this is HR work is detailed and closely tied to labor law. Managers often find it difficult to keep up on the latest changes in regulations and manage their department.
Here are the top three reasons you should consider consulting with a human resources company, such as Equal Parts Consulting.
A Comprehensive On-boarding Experience From Recruitment To Established Employee
Recruiting is a time-consuming task. Bringing on a new employee and getting her placed correctly in the right job is just as time consuming and expensive.
Using a human resources company saves you from the time it takes to advertise, recruit, and hire new employees. Furthermore, a human resources company can devise an onboarding program that is comprehensive and inclusive. This allows you to follow a process that exposes the new employee to your company and gets them into your production cycle as quickly as possible.
Additionally, a human resources company will integrate your onboarding plan into your company’s culture. It will be seen as a natural progression for an employee, not a task cobbled together for a new hire.
Create A Meaningful Leadership Development Program
Leadership is a learned skill. Yes, there are some people who seem to have an innate ability to lead, but most people have to be taught all aspects of leadership.
The good thing is people can be taught leadership skills. The bad part is each business requires unique skills from their leadership. A human resources company can help you design a leadership training program tailored to your company’s specific needs.
The Outside, Objective View
Losing perspective is common in business. Certain operations may seem productive when the opposite is true. Or you may have a long-standing procedure that is inefficient but nobody wants to ‘rock the boat.’.
Over time, it’s possible for owners and employees to accept certain operations as standard, saying, ‘it’s the way we do it around here.’ Or, worse yet, ‘This is the way the management likes it.’
If you have been in business for any considerable length of time, there are beliefs about how you like things done, some might be true, but others could be impeding your progress.
An HR company offers an objective viewpoint.
Equal Parts Consulting helps companies find their path to optimal operations. Located in San Diego County, we’ve helped numerous clients in a variety of industries with everything from company culture to infrastructure optimization.
Make this the year you expand your company and challenge your marketplace. Call us to learn how we can help you prepare and optimize your business.