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Coming up with a great product or service, a vision for your company's future, and the energy and dedication it takes to manage your business tirelessly day in and day out, are only part of what it takes to make a small to medium-sized business succeed.
The other side of reaching your full potential in the business world is all about people: recruiting them, hiring them, training them, and keeping them satisfied and working together happily. It's on the shoulders of your HR department that all of these employee-management related tasks squarely fall.
It’s no wonder many business men and women reach out for expert advice on key HR issues in their hour of need. Human resources consulting, or even HR admin outsourcing, help you navigate the complex maze of government regulations and "employee culture" that define the HR world.
Recruitment & Hiring
One key area that timely HR consulting can make a huge difference in is that of the recruitment and hiring process.
Streamlining your goals for recruitment is the first step. It can be challenging to precisely outline exactly what kind of new hires you're looking for. But your job postings and ads need to be focused in a way that attracts only the most qualified candidates.
It can also be a difficult numbers game to forecast how many and which kind of new employees you need to meet both short and long term company goals.
Yet, making mistakes in screening and hiring can lead to low productivity, low employee satisfaction, and the unpleasant task (often) of laying off or firing employees who aren't measuring up. Targeted HR consulting can greatly reduce these kinds of negative results.
The next critical HR task we'll mention is orientation, or "onboarding," of new hires. This is a critical stage that can make or break the fruits of your recruiting efforts.
You need to make new hires feel like they can "fit in" and be a part of the "corporate family" and yet still understand the responsibilities they'll be expected to handle from day to day. You need to clearly communicate your business' goals and how each worker fits into the overall plan.
HR consulting can help you formulate a well organized orientation program and then implement it consistently.
Beyond initial orientation, it's critical to have and communicate to your staff a full fledged employee further education and advanced training program.
If top talent starts to feel like they're stuck in a "dead end job," you will likely lose them just when they're gaining some real skills and you need them most.
Motivating Your Workers
To help you get the most productivity out of your workers, human resources consulting firms can guide you in creating optimal working conditions.
They can also help you create and manage an employee benefits package that is customized to your employees' most important needs and that will continue to make you competitive in the marketplace.
Finally, professional HR consultants can assist your HR department in finding ways to manage "employee relations" so that harassment or discrimination does not occur at your company and so that employees have venues to interact with each other socially during breaks or at off-hour corporate events.
Managing these four aspects of HR (and more) is no easy task. Contact us at Summerlin Benefits Consulting, and we can help lighten the HR load!