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Human resources, whether on a large or small scale, are essential for running a business smoothly. It may seem like an easy task–hire employees, add them to payroll and ensure they have what they need to perform their roles. Now, what about the detailed contracts, employee benefits, and the time consuming recruiting process, or worse, termination? These are all responsibilities that a company must undertake to avoid legal implications, and many businesses will hire a professional to execute them. Employing full time HR personnel can significantly increase your costs, but if your employees spend their time on HR related issues, they won’t be able to fulfill their core duties.

What if you could outsource these tasks based on exactly what your company needs, when you need it? On-Demand HR may be a new term for a lot of people, or it might be something that your business has been toying with for a while now. Either way, let’s take a look at how On-Demand HR can help your business, and the reason why many companies are now benefiting from this option.

WHAT IS ON-DEMAND HR?

On-Demand HR is human resources customized to exactly fit your needs, on your terms. HR resources are a necessity, but not all companies need a full time staff member or permanent solution–especially when it comes to small businesses. The HR services consultant can either work alone or in conjunction with your existing staff as you can pick and choose exactly which services suit your needs. Whether you’re in need of recruitment, employee relations, legalities, contracts or even downsizing, there are professionals available to make the entire process smooth and efficient while ensuring that your current staff isn’t spread too thin.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

The benefits are simple. On-Demand HR can save your company time and ensure employee satisfaction. In the long run, both of these benefits will result in decreased expenses and use of resources, which translates into big savings for your business.

The amount of time spent on HR can quickly rack up, even more for those who are not familiar with all the legal requirements that a company must provide to their employees. By outsourcing your HR, these professionals will efficiently spend their time meeting your deadlines, whether this includes creating difficult documents (such as contracts, employee handbooks and policies), managing the recruitment process for new or temporary hires, or even leading training and development procedures. Your company will be presented with polished, final products, allowing your employees to dedicate more time to the business itself.

It’s tough to manage a company while staying up to date on employment laws, ensuring employee engagement, and implementing workplace policies, all while leading proper training and maintaining detailed performance management. A happy workplace is directly related to happy employees, so they must feel as though their needs are being met in an organized and well-addressed fashion. HR should be consistent, fair and legally stable. You still need to be there for your employees, but let On-Demand HR take care of the processes in between while reducing risks and keeping employees and the overall business safe. If you don’t have the time or capacity to focus on your employees, outsourcing HR can help to increase employee retention and satisfaction, all while decreasing the risk of losing great employees for avoidable reasons.

Each company will have different reasons for choosing On-Demand HR services and your company needs may vary drastically from others. Assess your needs and consider the benefits overall. Having the option to customize exactly the solutions you need is what makes outsourcing HR a reliable plan for strategic partnering.

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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