Top 4 Reasons to Outsource your HR
Small businesses and large corporations alike have benefited from outsourcing some or all of their Human Resources functions. At RAI Resources, we’ve supported a number of organizations in in the greater Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas with their HR needs, ranging from recruitment services to employee relations to training to compliance.
There are many reasons why you may need to hire an HR consultant for a short period of time:
- To cover an employee gaps due to an absence or turnover
- To build your Human Resources team
- For a specific HR-related project
- To improve processes and inefficiencies
- To downsize or right size your company
Learn more about how you can save your business time and money through HR outsourcing.
1. Fill Knowledge Gaps in Your Team
Smaller companies – especially those with fewer than 100 employees – typically don’t have a dedicated HR team. HR-related responsibilities are usually carried out by a manager who also has other competing duties. By outsourcing some or all of your HR tasks, you are freeing your managers up to do what they do best – while also giving your team access to HR expertise.
For large organizations, flexibility to hire a consultant to cover an absence, support quick growth or manage a particular project might be key. HR Consultants have quicker ramp-up times, low to no commitments and specialized knowledge that could be missing from your team.
2. Mitigate Risk and Improve Company Compliance
Employment laws are constantly evolving, making company compliance feel like a full-time job in itself! Whether you need to create recruiting, health or safety processes from scratch or update current policies, the experienced team at RAI Resources can help. Save your company the headache and financial stress of a work-related injury or a hefty fine by ensuring that you are adhering to compliance regulations.
Need more information on OSHA? Check out our HR’s Guide to OSHA Regulations article here and learn how to better protect your people and your business.
3. Boost Employee Performance
Performance reviews are often overlooked, yet when done right, can significantly improve company results. An experienced HR consultant can help create a performance management system that supports business growth while motivating employees to perform at their highest potential. Benefits of investing in performance management include:
- Connecting employee performance to business goals
- Establishing KPI’s with minimum performance benchmarks
- Creating a culture of empowerment and accountability
- Ensuring that incentives and recognition are competitive, reducing turnover
Keep your employees engaged and productive by giving them clear, measurable goals. Need some help with your performance management processes? Call RAI Resources for your no-obligation consult to learn more.
4. Streamline Recruitment and Reduce Turnover
People are at the heart of your business, which is why recruiting top talent is often the number one priority of CEO’s and C-suite executives. If your organization is losing staff to competitors, or if is taking more than two months to fill an open position, you need to revamp your recruitment and retention strategy. Studies show that the longer it takes to fill a position, the higher your risk for employee burnout and turnover.
HR Consultants are often well networked, are able to understand best-fit candidates and can typically develop a robust recruiting strategy quickly and efficiently. HR Consultants can also review job postings to ensure that they are authentic and compelling, and they know where the best talent looks for employment. At the core, HR Consultants understand the importance of Recruitment Marketing and they can help your leaders better attract top talent.
Are you considering outsourcing your HR functions? RAI Resources are an experienced HR consulting firm that brings your business the real-world experience it needs across manufacturing, engineering, construction, and professional services. We offer practical solutions and provide comprehensive support to help you create a compliant workplace safety program, recruit and outplace talent, and more.
RAI Resources services in Lehigh Valley, Delaware Valley, Eastern PA, and Central New Jersey. Get in touch today to learn more about how we can help protect your employees and your business.