Nobody started a business so they could deal with the HR, most first-time employers won’t even consider employment law in the early days of their start-up. The reality is that new business owners are more interested in the aspects of the business that will deliver the more obvious reward.
Unfortunately, small businesses are far less likely to survive a tribunal than a large outfit. This can be because of a multitude of reasons including:
- You’ve not implemented contracts in the early days of a staff member’s involvement
- Not paid an employee correctly in the beginning.
- Let a staff member go and they have then made it their mission to dismantle your hard work.
These issues are problematic enough in any workplace, however in a small business everything can become that bit more personal.
The fact is that HR should be viewed as instrumental to your growth not as a cost obstruction to it. Being able to rely on someone to handle the contracts and documentation as well as other administrative duties so you won’t be tied up with paperwork.
However not everyone can afford to hire a full-time HR person to their company, or if they do, they are expected to wear so many hats that they become redundant in that role.
It’s almost natural to businesses now to consult marketing agencies for branding or outsourcing their payroll. Outsourcing your HR fully insures your business’ growth and prevents any HR issue from holding you back at a fraction of the cost of hiring an in-house team.
To help you determine whether you’re in a position to outsource, we’ve provided five BIG signs that you’re ready for HR Support.