Outsourcing the HR function of your business is something that many small and medium sized businesses have thought about. Do you really want to spend a lot of your time on non-revenue generating activities? Not likely!

“Most small businesses are under 25 employees, and that means the owner is the most productive, is critical to the success of the business, and has to get out there and generate sales and products,” says Milan Yager, President and CEO of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, to Entrepreneur. When small businesses outsource non-core activities, “they can focus on the business of their business,” says Yager.

This alone is reason enough to consider outsourcing your HR and hiring a consultant to handle this aspect of your business. There are also many other benefits to outsourcing HR.


Hiring a consultant to handle your company’s human resources is beneficial in many ways, including the following reasons:

  1. Stability:

This is essential for new businesses and companies that are in a growth phase. Outsourcing HR to a consultant ensures that this aspect of your company is being properly managed, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your business so you can help it grow.

  1. An unbiased perspective:

Consultants will be able to look at your business from a new and unbiased perspective. They will be able to recommend what is best for your business, based on your goals and objectives, without letting a personal agenda get in the way of HR-related decisions. Since they will be approaching HR management from an outsider’s perspective, they will also be able to offer new and fresh ideas that may be overlooked by someone from within your company.

  1. Results focused:

HR consultants are focused on results. After all, if they fail to meet your expectations or fall short of their objectives, you likely won’t have them back. Consultants understand their specific role and how to set HR goals that will help you achieve your overall business objectives.


Learn more about the benefits of using HR consulting in your business by reading these blog posts:

3 Ways Short Term HR Consulting Will Save Your Business Money

3 Tips for Implementing a Long Term HR Consulting Strategy

What Is HR Consulting and How Can Your Business Benefit?

What Is HR Outsourcing and How Does It Work?

Felicia Smith

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.

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