Without HR expertise, growing a business is very challenging and if you’ve ever had to tackle a people issue without professional help, you’ll know just how stressful it can be.
Between trying to manage legal obligations, and meeting operational requirements, solving HR problems can become part of your everyday routine if you aren’t careful.
There is always the option to call upon help on a project-by-project basis, but if you’re ready to raise the bar (and give yourself the valuable gift of peace of mind along the way), then it might be time for you to start a retainer solution with your HR consultant.
This could be the HR secret weapon that you need and here’s why:
You know and trust your dedicated consultant so you can get straight to the heart of any issue
If you’ve ever outsourced work to a consultant in the past, you’ll know that there’s often a steep learning curve called ‘getting to know each other’ and before you can really get down to business, the right foundations have to be laid. You have to gain an understanding of how they operate, and they need to find out what your business is really all about.
So if you have a pressing HR issue and you’re working with someone who you’ve never worked with before, it’s inevitable that you aren’t going to immediately hit the ground running. When you’re using retainer services though, this isn’t a problem. You know your consultant, you know how they do things, and you trust in their decisions and advice. It’s not difficult to see the massive difference this will make.
You don’t have to face the prospect of hunting down a expert when something goes wrong
Leaders often don’t expect to go into work on any given morning and find themselves faced with handling the fall-out of an HR issue. These things happen though, and it’s vital that you’re ready to respond as soon as possible. Many issues can spiral out of control if you don’t formulate a solution within a quick timescale.
By the time you’ve contacted your business peers, asked for recommendations, and managed to get hold of someone who has a solution, serious damage might have already been done. When you have an HR expert who you can get in touch with at any time, there’s no panicking and no fuss. You’ve already got your plan in place, and you know that your consultant has already got you covered.
You will save yourself a money
Contrary to popular belief (although very outdated!!), HR isn’t all about soft tactics that can’t be measured in terms of true business success. The best HR professionals understand their role in contributing to the bottom line of your business, and play a role in helping you to exceed your strategic objectives.
And we know that you have a keen eye on your costs. Yet another benefit of working on a retainer basis is that you’ll know what you’re paying each month, so you’ll never have to face any nasty surprises.
Are you ready to make the change? Give HR Revolution a call today for an initial chat about how we might be able to work with you. Tel: +44 203 538 5311 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org