In this section of the site we answer the most popular questions that our clients have about our services. If you can’t find the answer here don’t hesitate to contact us.
QUESTION: Why should I use HR Consulting?
ANSWER: We are a highly knowledgeable and experienced Human Resources Team. With over 75 years of combined HR experience we have the depth and knowledge to help partner with your management team. We have created HR departments in many organizations that are true strategic business partners.
QUESTION: What is the benefit of outsourcing my Human Resources Function?
A lot of small to mid-sized organizations typically have someone who is grandfathered into an HR role. Generally this person has several other duties and wears “multiple hats”, in some cases HR duties can fall on owners and executives of these size firms. HR Consulting can be a cost effective resource to make sure you are staying in compliance, keeping constant communication with employees, management and executives and give you the ability to carry out common and practice HR processes and solutions. Most importantly it offers your organization consistency in these policies and procedures which reduces your legal liability, improves culture/moral and overall communication within your organization. We allow you the opportunity to free yourself and other employees from the administrative burden that HR can pose to those that are better suited what they were hired to do and focusing on their main tasks to help the organization the way they were intended to.
QUESTION: What areas of legal compliance should I be most concerned about today?
ANSWER: Candidly ALL areas – but the ones highlighted the most lately under the Obama Administration have to do with the Fair Labor Standards Act, Overtime pay categories, I9 compliance and illegal aliens. Family Medical Leave Act and WI Family Leave are also areas that are “hot spots” today.
QUESTION: What does the HR Consulting Audit cover and what is its value?
ANSWER: It is a full scope assessment of your payroll, benefits, and administrative policies and procedures. We focus first on legal compliance and then suggestions for best practices. As a result of the Audit you get a detailed summary, suggestions for compliance and significant resources from our HR library of materials.
QUESTION: What should be kept in an Employee File and who should have access to it?
ANSWER: Employee performance reviews, disciplinary and training records, their initial application and other documents that have been shared with them. Access should be confidential and kept on a “need to know” basis. Medical information should NOT be included in the Employee file.
QUESTION: How do we improve our turnover rate?
ANSWER: Hire the right people, give them the tools they need to do their job and make them feel appreciated and valued. Communication is critical. Employees do NOT leave for money —- they leave because they do not feel engaged or respected.
QUESTION: Why should I use HR Consulting LLC instead of my usual “Temp to Perm” arrangement with a local staffing agency?
ANSWER: Temp to perm arrangements generally target the unemployed who are willing to work for a very low rate. When you do find someone worth keeping – there is usually a significant markup that needs to be paid and a predetermined contract length before you can hire them direct. We hire direct for you — and you only pay for our “time” spent recruiting quality candidates. We write your ads, pre-screen candidates and then present the best ones for you to pick from.