The human resources team is essentially the hub of a company, often assuming a parent role and taking care to ensure that the company functions as seamlessly as possible. Most people likelyassociate HR with recruiting responsibilities. However, HR includes, but is not limited to, administrative duties, training and development, payroll, and recruitment.
To ensure a properly functioning company, flexible HR support is always an asset. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of flexible HR support.
1. MERGING TRANSACTIONAL AND TRANSFORMATIONAL HR
Human resources was once primarily transactional. This meant the constant use of human resources information systems to aid in company organization. These systems would help with the management of HR, such as payroll structures, data entries, tracking performances of employees, and more.
As HR management teams seek to be more innovative and flexible, they’re moving from traditional transactional HR to transformational HR, or even merging the two practices. An example of transformational HR would beexamining company leadership, employee individuality, and a merging of technology with the organizational culture. Essentially, it’s the move to beless technology-driven and to increase interaction among HR management and the other employees within the company.
Furthermore, transformational HR is a move in the direction toward more prominent company branding, higher leadership, and overall company growth.
2. SEEKING EXTERNAL SUPPORT WITH THE ACQUISITION OF HIGH-LEVEL TALENT
Sometimes, with the hiring of higher-level leadership, in-house HR managers have limited knowledge of certain leadership roles, which makes the hiring process more challenging for them. This is when companies can outsource HR specialists to take over some of the specific responsibilities for the in-house HR management team.
It’s often an appropriate decision for HR teams to hire HR specialists when a certain duty seems somewhat unfamiliar. It would work to maintain the professionalism of the company and to ensure that things get done in a thorough manner.
Additionally, with flexible HR, the specialists can work around the schedules of their clients. They also can provide support with any HR-related role—not solely recruitment.
3. SPECIALIST CONSULTATIONS
HR does not necessarily need to be in house. Companies are becoming more flexible and are gaining access to HR services from anywhere and at any time. Especially with the heightened use of technology now, it’s possible for HR to be off-site and still be able to attend meetings with company employees and go about their work in the usual manner.
Companies can also hire HR specialists on a needed basis, when managing peak periods, for instance, or hiring volunteers or interns for specific projects. Additionally, in the event that an HR manager is unable to carry out a specific duty,HR specialists can be called in to take over.
Flexible HRallows for the continued growth of not only the members of the in-house HR team, but also of the company employees. HR agencies can offer the necessary support to a company’s HR team, resulting in a firm assurance that everything is completed efficiently.
Felicia is the manager of human capital solutions at AugmentHR. With over six years of recruitment experience coupled with multi-faceted HR roles, Felicia is an expert in matching people with the right role and environment. She has worked in many different industries, including investment banking, HR consulting firms, medical, and commercial. Understanding people is one of her strengths, and she has recruited at every level, from directors, project managers, and engineers to operators and general labourers. Her ability to network and develop relationships has been a key tool to her success. With approximately two years of experience managing people and creating a positive work environment, Felicia’s diverse skill set makes her a well-rounded individual. Her business education and background help her identify different business needs and human capital solutions.