We get asked this question regularly: ‘what exactly do you do for small businesses?’ Well, as an outsourced Human Resources partner we do a number of things that help, protect, and develop small businesses. Here are Tim’s top five reasons why SMEs need an HR pro.
By Tim Frear
It all starts with a dream, and when you start up a new business there is always a dream to achieve something remarkable. To help you achieve that, HR professionals are there to help you understand your potential and harness vital skills in each person. Having a great HR person in place that can drive the values and mission of the business will strengthen the alignment and strategic thinking of any small company.
Getting the right people in the right place is extremely important, in an SME more so than other sized companies. The ‘hats’ that members of the business wear change depending on the activities and function they’re responsible for. Understanding the skills sets of your candidates and hiring the best people will strengthen both the company and the team. Great people also attract other great people, so getting it right is key to a successful business!
Employment law can be a tricky and complex process, so make sure you have the correct paperwork, processes, and policies in place, which will allow your company to be transparent from the start. Having an HR professional on hand can mitigate the risk to your business and create a positive culture, and therefore reduce workplace conflicts and costs to the business.
A true HR professional will know your business plan and work with you to achieve it. They will help you meet your business goals but also advise on when to scale back or change your strategic plan. The roots of a tree are what help it grow tall and strong and having the right HR partner is crucial to this.
With a wealth of knowledge and understanding, HR professionals understand the needs of good employees and this can translate directly to the retention of the best candidates. Designing a bespoke benefits package that is right for your business and its employees will increase motivation and retention.
These are just a few of the many ways SMEs can benefit from an HR professional. If you need any HR help in your small business, just get in touch.
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.