We need to talk about how you are leveraging your HR—or about why you aren’t
Anyone who has employees and survived last year’s tumultuous year in workforce-related issues knows that just doing the bare minimum in human resources isn’t enough to stay competitive anymore. Just take a look at some of the big issues that surfaced, according to recent report from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM):
- The new requirements and changes for employers resulting from the historic tax bill passed in December 2017
- The #MeToo movement’s focus on sexual harassment, assault and discrimination
- H-1B work visas, Form I-9, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other immigration status issues the effected employees, including travel bans
- The Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) changes and a possible repeal
- Proposed, rescinded and enacted changes to employer family leave rules, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) rulings and Department of Labor (DOL) retirement plan regulations
- Rulings and appeals of interpretations of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Medical marijuana users’ rights and responsibilities in the workplace
- First Amendment rights of employees
- Hurricane, wildfire and natural disaster preparedness
And that’s just the stuff we have room to share here! No wonder dealing with HR over the last 14 months has left so many employers exhausted, confused and a bit nervous. Beyond dealing with changes in the current legal, economic and social environments, businesses are also dealing with workforces that are changing in size and composition. This is absolutely NOT the time to take your eye off the human resources ball!
It’s time to rethink how you do HR
With any workforce, employers have HR issues and responsibilities that they can’t ignore – things like staying compliant with ever-changing regulations, eliminating inefficiencies that cut into profits and attracting top talent to your organization. And these things change with time, too. Whether your organization is scaling up or down, outsourcing HR makes sense. Here are three big reasons why:
1. Your team won’t be blindsided with HR issues as it grows.
As your organization scales, certain thresholds can trigger the need for HR actions that internal teams might not be prepared for. The can be the case if your workforce streamlines as well.
2. You don’t have to hire more HR people.
For a lot of employers, hiring more HR staff in the middle of a growth spurt isn’t practical. Outsourcing some or all of your HR needs to experienced, highly trained experts is a great option. This allows you to keep your workplace running optimally and in compliance. Plus, your outsourced HR partners can help you determine if hiring more human resources talent is warranted in the long haul.
3. You can stay competitive even if you’re not a big corporation.
Outsourcing your HR functions to a trusted partner lets you focus on what you do best: running your company. Unencumbered by day-to-day HR processes and procedures, employers are often surprised at how successfully they can advance and grow their businesses. That great big list at the top of this post? That can all be handled by your outsourced partner. Nice, huh?
Not-for-profit organizations and private foundations, which typically need to run lean workforces, can also benefit greatly from outsourcing their HR functions and processes. Outsourcing HR allows these organizations to stay focused on their philanthropic and service missions while properly supporting their staff, all without acquiring the large overhead costs of an in-house full HR department. (Note: link to Who We Work With areas on the website above)
HR can finally work for you and improve your bottom line.
Now more than ever, HR encompasses so much of what makes your organization run smoothly, successfully and efficiently. Our clients are small- to mid-sized established organizations and well-funded start-ups, and they understand how strong HR forms the backbone to any healthy enterprise. They fully realize that HR is an investment, not an expense, and that outsourcing allows them to maximize the return on this investment.
myHR Partner provides support as you scale, and we’re here to deliver the expertise and capacity you need to make sure your HR operations contribute to your organization’s success, not hamper it.