Small business employs half the workforce in Australia – but they often do it without the resources of large corporations. Effective Human Resources (HR) is such a vital role within any business but can often be overlooked by SMEs, purely because they don’t understand the importance of HR on their business success, don’t have the need for a full-time role or they can’t find the right person to fill the role.
Outsourcing your HR needs can be the perfect solution for your small business. Generally small & medium businesses don’t understand the importance of human resources in their business, and thats understandable, they’ve come from a background of being on the tools or having never worked in a larger organisation where these types of initiatives are at the forefront of the leadership values.
There’s no denying that HR focus has dramatically changed in recent years. In the not so distant past, HR was known as an administration function, the “fun police” when it came to company policies, and /or, as payroll officers. But today’s savvy business leaders acknowledge the need to move their HR function away from focusing on personnel management and administrative tasks, and direct their focus towards managing employee engagement and strengthening workplace culture. Smart business owners see the benefits in ensuring their employees are happy and will continue to stick around for the foreseeable future.
So why should you outsource your HR function?
Save money – Cha-ching!
Outsourcing your HR function can often provide you with a human resources professional at a much lower cost than would be required for an in-house HR practitioner. A HR Consultant means you won’t have to train a staff member yourself, but you still reap the benefits of working with someone who is keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in the sector.
When it comes to human resources, many small businesses lack the legal and IR knowledge to effectively manage their human resources in-house. One Fair Work claim or lawsuit against your company can be enough to put you out of business. The laws surrounding employees are very complex and it can be overwhelming for a small business owner to keep up-to-date with the requirements for their business, having a HR Consultant in place with the appropriate knowledge can give you piece of mind, and more importantly, your time back.
Greater employee satisfaction
When done right, HR can help minimize and correct inefficiencies, such as high turnover, low morale or lack of motivation, that cost your business every day. A good HR Consultant can implement policies and initiatives that can allow you to achieve your strategic goals and to develop your business.
If you would like some more information on how The People & Culture Office can assist you with your HR needs please email Simone Pickering firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce Members (KBCCI) get 10% off the People & Culture Foundations Package until the 21st July 2018.