In her latest blog, Kim tells you why HR support saves you time and money.
By Kim Mills
HR can be a minefield! Recruiting, training, motivating, promoting, disciplining, monitoring, processing – the list goes on.
And not to mention employment law! You also need to be on the ball with new legislation and make sure you stay in the loop with changes to statutory pay.
Here are four key reasons why HR support saves you time and money.
Getting the right people through the door is essential. If you don’t, you could end up having to recruit all over again a couple of months later! Advertising and recruitment agencies can be expensive, so you’ll want to make sure you get it right first time, plus you won’t want to waste time training up a new employee, only to realise that they’re not the right fit for your business.
You want people who will drive the business forward and will slot into the team like they have always been there! You could have this amazing product to sell but without the right team, it’s worth nothing.
Once you’ve got the right people, you need to keep them, and this doesn’t have to mean offering them the highest salary. Recognition goes a long way and keeps employees motivated by encouraging them to be the best they can be. Thanking them for a piece of work, organising awards and keeping up to date with appraisals will all help employees feel valued. Other benefits that you can offer include holidays, flexible working, wellness and health insurance packages and extra training to name just a few. These can help you keep the people you need and help ensure they love their place of work so much they tell everybody!
Everyone needs to follow rules, and if you don’t have policies in place then those rules will inevitably be broken. Without the correct procedures, you also run the risk of being inconsistent, which could mean treating people differently and unfairly. Without policies and procedures, you could find yourself in a tribunal situation with a hefty fine – wasting both time and money.
Employment law exists to regulate the relationship between employers and employees. By complying with relevant legislation, both employers and their staff members can ensure that their hiring processes, dismissal processes, and their workplace as a whole, is fair for every individual. If this isn’t how your business works you could get yourself in a sticky situation (to say the least) and receive a big fine or cough up for compensation.
You might find that your business is too small for a HR department but big enough that the above applies. In this case, lots of small businesses choose to go down the outsourced route. There’s plenty of evidence to show that this can save money compared to employing an inhouse team.
In my opinion, every department is a cog in the successful running of the business. While some get the glory more than others, it’s HR that quietly moves the organisation forward. Not only do they bring in the people that make the company succeed, they also create the culture and the values that are vital to make the business successful.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our outsourced HR, just get in touch with the team!
Leeds based HR180 is a team of superheroes in HR Outsourcing, Projects and Consultancy committed to work in partnership with organisations of all sizes to establish working policies to go above and beyond Employment Law requirements, to protect both employees and employers alike. We love to hear from you, so call us on 0113 287 8150 or hit the Rescue Me button.