It’s no secret that small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) face an ongoing challenge to balance the range of skills and experience they need, whilst managing their budget for salaries and a FTE headcount.
Effective Human Resources (HR) is such a vital role within any business but can often be overlooked by SMEs, purely because they 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. Below are our top five reasons we have found that SME owners choose to outsource.
1. Access to a wider range of skill sets
By outsourcing the role of HR you are effectively broadening the breath of skills you have access to. Instead of having to employ a generalist or a number of specialists, by outsourcing your HR you have access to a wide variety of consultants.
2. Saves money and decreases overhead costs
Fixed costs are often the bane of existence for SMEs, however outsourcing HR allows you to scale up and down as required by your business. An HR consultant mean 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.
3. HR issues can be managed objectively
As much as we would all like to be able to manage an personnel issues objectively, in a small business this can be difficult as you tend to know all the staff extremely well and interact with them on a daily basis. If you are using an HR consultant any issues that might pop up can be dealt with at arms length
4. Streamline process and procedures
Just getting through the day-to-day requirements of your business can be time consuming enough for SMEs, so finding the time to put in place effective processes and procedures can sometimes be next to impossible. An outsourced HR consultant can think strategically for your business and implement a range of processes and procedures that work specifically for your business.
5. Compliance with legislation
Following on from the above, an HR consultant is in the perfect position to be across legislation relating to HR. The laws surrounding employees is very complex and it can be overwhelming for a small business owner to keep up-to-date with the requirements for their business.