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Consulting plays a huge role in the business world. Companies are always seeking to get the best advice, competitive edge and have the most efficient tools. This is a reason why HR consulting continues to play a larger role all types of companies – start-ups, SMBs, and even large, established corporations.

Whether your goal is to expand, stay put, or even downsize, human resources will play a role. To help you achieve your objectives and take advantage of HR expertise, we’ve put together a list of 5 HR consulting trends you may want to consider taking advantage of this year:

  1. MORE HR CONSULTING

Expect more companies to invest in HR consulting in 2017. With flexibility and lean operations at the top of the list of goals for organizations of all sizes, they will look outside of the company for more efficient and cost effective HR solutions.

  1. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS CONSULTING WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE

Companies seek HR consulting for many things, but compensation and benefits consulting is at the top of the list. Expect this type of HR consulting to continue to be in high demand as companies seek new ways to attract and retain top employees.

  1. COMPLETE OUTSOURCING

New and emerging companies continue to outsource key components of their business, especially human resources, allowing them to remain lean, maintain flexibility, and scale their HR needs as their company evolves. Complete outsourcing provides them with access to HR experts and allows them to make the best strategic decisions without having a huge impact on other areas of their business.

  1. ADOPTION OF NEW HR TECHNOLOGIES

Organizations and HR consultants alike will continue to turn to new forms of technology they can use to operate more efficiently. Using the latest technology and software for analytics, data collection and HR management will be a big focus this year.

  1. SIMPLIFICATION

Human resource management can be complicated, and many companies make it more complicated than it needs to be. Expect companies to look for ways to simplify the HR function of their business in 2017. Expect HR consultants to help organizations of all sizes keep the size of their HR teams in check and help them operate more efficiently.

More HR Consulting Advice

Learn more about HR consulting by reading some of our previous blog posts:

5 Reasons To Consider Customized HR Services

Why Customized HR Services Are The Best Choice For Your Business

5 Reasons You Should Consider Outsourcing HR

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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