Why Should I Outsource HR?
Investing in outsourced HR is an economical way to ensure your greatest asset – your people – remain your competitive edge.
By Luisa De Jesus, CHRP, CHRL
Most people spend more time at work than they do at home. In fact, Canadians clock up 1,702 hours at work a year (HRD Magazine). As much as we try to “keep work at work”, the reality is that simply doesn’t happen. Good days and bad, they follow us home. It’s the reason why many people choose to work in an environment where they can enjoy their time, contribute and build relationships that add value to their lives. For many of us, a sense of accomplishment achieved at work often guides our overall well-being.
As a business owner, you are likely no different. You want to enjoy where you work and have the ability to choose the people with whom you work, all while helping to achieve your company’s operational objectives and grow. When the day-to-day operations take over, and you feel like it’s a constant battle against time just putting out fires, the roadblocks can get overwhelming. What’s worse, they may be barring you from the necessary face time your team needs to connect in a meaningful way.
It’s no secret that human resources is vital to every business, large and small. Your people are your most valuable asset – your competitive edge. It’s what sets you apart from your competitors. HR is not just about hiring and firing. It’s about accountability, performance management, total rewards, job fulfilment and having the right people in the right roles to meet your organization’s business objectives. Of course, that also involves selecting the right team to welcome into your work home, and at times, showing one or two the exit. There are also legislative and legal requirements that all businesses need comply with, and it can be hard to keep up with the changes that occur.
Human Resources is embedded in everyday interaction, but some companies may not need a full time HR professional. Whether you have a burning HR issue or would like to do an HR “check-up” to identify gaps and opportunities to improve your workplace, LD Human Resources can help guide you with the right solution. Contact us today for a free consultation.