HR is one of the rare parts of business that is so extremely important, yet almost always gets overlooked. Why is this? Well, most companies believe they don’t have any HR issues. Business owners tend to think that they have a firm grasp on what is happening within their business, and if anything were to happen, they would be able to handle it. This is reactionary, rather than preventative, and is rarely a permanent fix to the problem.

Here are a few reasons why we think having an outsourced HR specialist on call is a good idea.

  1. If you have employees, you have HR compliance issues. It’s that simple. Between hiring, pay practices, benefits, and leave administration, there is a lot that can go wrong. Being prepared costs far less than the toll of any repercussions.
  2. A component of a healthy workplace environment is creating a clear, and transparent employee handbook so all guidelines are easily accessible. This is best done by a manager in tandem with an HR specialist.
  3. Discipline and termination are unfortunate facets of running a business. HR specialists can educate and guide business owners through the proper processes so as to avoid any compliance issues.
  4. Another key factor in covering your bases in all matters, is proper documentation. Having someone who knows the correct way to document all HR related issues will make ensure that there are no legal ramifications.

HR is always more than people think. Don’t make the mistake of assuming you have it covered. It is always better to be prepared, and go by the book. Hiring a professional who knows the laws and has the experience, is a valuable investment that will save you time, and a lot of hassle.