A Human Resources worker requires constant education and workforce development if you want them to stay up-to-date on employment law. For most small businesses, keeping up with the latest changes is both time-consuming and expensive. However, failure to follow federal and local laws can really cost you.
In order to reduce costs, many small business owners choose to perform their own HR rather than hire additional employees. Unfortunately, a small business owner isn't just another employee, and the time they spend working on HR is time they aren't spending out in the field building their business.
An alternative solution is to hire a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to handle your HR for you. When you outsource your HR to a PEO you save time, enjoy a more seamless hiring and onboarding experience and keep your business compliant without sacrificing your business's most vital resource – you.
Getting you Moving
The amount of time an owner can be waylaid by HR duties adds up. Taking on a new employee incurs a sizable paperwork debit that must be paid off before they can get out into the field. It isn't unusual for a small business owner to spend 10 or more hours a week dealing with human resources paperwork.
Contracting with a PEO for Human Resources can save you a considerable amount of time and effort. When you take all the paperwork, reports and forms off your desk you'll find a whole lot of time you didn't even know you were missing.
From Door to Jobsite
Getting a new employee onboard and ready to work takes a lot more than a handshake. Depending on your field, your new employee may need to be bonded, licensed or have a volley of tests performed before they can set foot on your job site – not to mention all the standard forms, files and copies that need to be filled out and stored away too. Contracting out means handing over all of the paperwork to the PEO. When your new employee is ready your PEO representative will let you know – reducing your liabilities while saving you the time, effort and worry that comes with getting someone new onboard.
Knowledge is Security
Human Resources isn't just a job title; it's a complicated field of expertise. Overlooking the important role that HR plays in your business can lead to hefty fines and litigation. Knowing that you are in compliance, rather than just hoping you are, can help reduce the stress of owning your own business.
Harbor America staff receive reliable, up-to-date training from a variety of local and national sources. As a client, you receive all the benefits of a professionally trained HR representative without incurring the heavy cost of employing and training one.
Keeping You in Control
Many small businesses aren't aware how much trouble one unhappy employee can cause. If your business does not have the right policies, documentation and training available to your employees you may be leaving yourself open to legal and financial attack.
Developing policy and training handbooks for your employees helps keep you in control. We will guide you in developing an enforceable set of employee policies and action guidelines that keep you and your company on the right side of the law.
However, even with the best policies in place, you will inevitably encounter a few unemployment claims. Harbor America can help you navigate these claims to find the best possible outcome under the circumstances.
Contracting with Harbor America helps you get back to doing what you set out to do in the first place – develop your business and generate revenue. A PEO saves you time, streamlines your employment operations and keeps you in compliance without the high costs of employing trained staff. Contact us today online or by phone at 800-845-5695 for a free consultation.