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.
Why should I use HR Consulting?
We are a highly knowledgeable and experienced Human Resources Team. With over 100 years of combined HR experience we have the depth and knowledge to help partner with your management team and employees as a resource. We have created HR departments in many organizations that are true strategic business partners.
What is the benefit of outsourcing my Human Resources Function?
Many small to mid-sized organizations typically have someone who is assigned certain HR tasks. Generally this person has several other duties and wears “multiple hats”, making it difficult for them to stay current with HR business practices and compliance requirements. In many companies, HR duties are the responsibility of the owner, which is generally not a good use of their valuable executive business time.
Outsourcing HR is a cost effective solution to ensure you are staying in compliance, maintaining regular communication with employees, management, & executives, and gives you the ability to access contemporary HR practices. Most importantly, it offers your organization consistency in these policies and procedures which reduces your liability, improves culture/morale and overall communication within your organization. As your external HR partner, we allow you the opportunity to free yourself and other employees from the administrative and management burden of HR. It allows you to focus on what you do BEST, which is running your business.
What areas of compliance should I be most concerned about today?
The #1 concern right now in our post-COVID business world is the recruiting and retention of employees. We are experiencing an unprecedented labor shortage that has not been seen before. As a result, your employees expect “more” from you as an employer. Your compensation and fringe benefit programs must be competitive and you must realign your practices to focus more on employee communication and education.
What does the HR Consulting Audit cover and what is its value?
It is a full scope assessment of your payroll, benefits, Safety and administrative policies and procedures. We focus first on 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 customized and tailored to your organization. We are able to help create a customized approach to assist you in your tactical/Administrative HR tasks as well as helping your organization become more self-sufficient in areas you may not have felt comfortable in before.
What should be kept in an Employee File and who should have access to it?
Employee performance reviews, disciplinary and training records, their initial application and new hire 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.
How do we improve our turnover rate?
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.
Why should I use HR Consulting LLC instead of my usual “Temp to Perm” arrangement with a local staffing agency?
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 market your organization and all the great reasons to come to work 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. There is no “trial period” or “contract fee” for our services, everything is based on time and materials to find that candidate. Our vested interest in being the HR partner to your organization helps us make the right technical and cultural choice for your hiring decisions.
HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTING can be your service and solution source – on any level – for any size client or organization.