Why don’t you have HR?

We know that growing a business without HR expertise is challenging at best, and if you’ve ever had to tackle a people issue on your own, you’ll know just how stressful it can be.

Between trying to manage your legal obligations, and meeting your operational requirements, firefighting can become part of your everyday routine if you aren’t careful.

Of course, there’s the option to call upon help on a project-by-project basis, and there can be real value in that approach. 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 relationship with an outsourced HR company.

This could be the HR secret weapon that you need. Here’s why:

You get to know and trust your dedicated advisor so you can get straight to the heart of any issues

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 skilled professional when something goes wrong

Employers 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 do happen though, and it’s vital that you’re ready to respond ASAP as many issues can spiral out of control if you don’t formulate a fit-for-purpose 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 (during traditional business hours, of course), there’s no panicking and no fuss. You’ve already got your plan in place, and you know that your advisor has already got you covered.

You’re probably going to save yourself a chunk of cash

Contrary to popular (though very much dated) belief, 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 smash your strategic objectives.

We also know that you have a keen eye on your costs, so yet another benefit of working on a retainer basis is that you can take advantage of some extremely savvy savings, you’ll know what you’re paying each month, so you’ll never face any nasty surprises.

Employers who are mindful of the importance of their people practices, might have an HR professional in mind who can help them when things go wrong. But those employers who have thought ahead and really stepped up and are ready for whatever their business throws at them… are working with us on a retainer!

Are you ready to make the change? Give us a call today for an initial chat about how we might be able to work with you +44 203 538 5311 or email us at info@hrrevolution.co.uk

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Thinking about HR for your business?

A recent study from Recruiter Robert Walters, which surveyed 123 hiring managers, found that 89% intended to hire mid-level HR staff, while 77% planned to recruit at junior level.  43% of employers explained that growth in their businesses was driving their hiring strategies.   However, according to Laura Harrison, Strategy and Transformation Director at the CIPD, the changing economic and political environment also meant that businesses were increasingly turning to HR for expertise and advice.

She also went onto say “Businesses are trying to plan for Brexit and the potential skills shortage that will come with it, so there is a lot of change management to do.  All involves HR, so it’s not surprising that more HR professionals are being recruited.  HR is a guiding light because there is only so much that line managers can dedicate their time to.”  Harrison added that the “unprecedented levels of change and uncertainty” many organisations were facing required “fair, consistent and coherent HR.”

If you have concerns about the future but currently don’t have the budget to employ a full-time HR professional, why not explore the outsourced solutions that HR Revolution can bring to your business.

We are an outsourced HR company and simply put, want to revolutionise the way in which businesses work with HR.  Wendy Read our CEO explains “We know that people are the key to any successful business, without them the wheels just do not turn.  The problem is that most businesses don’t focus on their people and only concentrate on the bottom line.  Our philosophy is simple; focus on your people, hire, on-board, train, manage and develop them and the bottom line will look after itself.”

Why not give us a call today and see how HR Revolution can help your business +44 203 538 5311 or email: info@hrrevolution.co.uk

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Is an HR disaster looming on the horizon?

You might not be surprised to hear that at HR Revolution high percentage of the enquiries we receive are from businesses who are experiencing what they consider to be ‘a bit of a disaster’, to say the least.

Sometimes, it’s that productivity levels have slumped to the extent that they can’t fulfill their agreements with customers and clients and occasionally, it’s because they’re facing a tribunal.

But often it is relations with employees that have spiraled out of control and they’re not quite sure what to do for the best.

Most businesses recognise that they can’t fix these problems on their own, and they then draft in expert help, this being a sensible course of action.  As good as HR consultant’s are at helping you to sort your people issues, we don’t have a magic wand.

 

Of course we can help you to create a plan that’s going to give you the best chances of navigating your way out of a tricky situation and make sure that you’re acting on the right side of the law, and your next steps minimise the potential of any long-lasting damage to your business.

But prevention is always better than cure.

Consider this…

Right now, are there any issues that are bubbling away beneath the surface of your business?  Do you worry that you’re only one mismanaged situation away from landing yourself in hot water?

In so many businesses, the answer here is a very firm YES… Regardless of whether or not you’re willing to admit it.

 

If so, then don’t wait until the proverbial hits the wall before you do something about it.

Fixing issues before they spiral out of control is going to save you a whole load of time, money, and hassle in the longer term.

That’s where HR Revolution can help, we have different HR solutions to help businesses whatever the budget, give us a call today and we can arrange to carry out a no-obligation review.

Don’t put your business at unnecessary risk.

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3 truths about working with an HR Consultant

If you’re thinking about working with an HR consultant or outsourcing HR in your business, you definitely want to find out more about what the working relationship is really going to look like. You’ve done your homework, you’ve seen the websites, the promotional materials and you might be feeling pretty optimistic about the whole thing, the easy answer to your problems…

But realistically what is the truth?  Here are three things that you probably really don’t want to hear about working with an HR consultant!

We can’t fix your problems overnight

You probably expected us to tell you that we have a magic, top-secret strategy that you can use to revolutionise your workplace in hardly any time at all. The reality here is that employment legislation, human behaviour, and company cultures can be complex, and it isn’t always possible to fix deep-rooted problems overnight.

We’ll need to get to know you and your business, and make a thorough assessment of the issues that are at play. It’s vital that we manage everyone’s expectations, and this will ensure that once the consultancy project is completed, you’ve made real and tangible progress, and you’re in a position to move forward.

We can tell when you’re withholding information

Let’s face the facts here… If things were running according to plan in your business, you probably wouldn’t be calling on our services. Though we often work with exceptional leaders who are eager to go above and beyond the call of duty, most of our clients approach us because they need help with navigating through difficult or turbulent times.

For us to be able to give you the support you need though, it’s important that you’re completely honest with us, and share the full details of your circumstances. If you don’t, then there’ll inevitably be a period during which we’re simply skirting around the surface issues! In your consultations with us, we’ll ask all the right questions so we can unearth the details that we need. We appreciate your honesty!

Buy cheap, buy twice

It’s always sensible to keep a keen eye on your budget, but going for the cheapest option can often mean that you won’t get the level of service that you really need.  Whatever the size of your business we have a HR solution for you, simply put, when you invest in quality consultancy, you get better results.  HR Revolution offers performance focused HR that builds the business with you.

We’re happy to offer a no-obligation HR Audit, so you can find out more about how we might be able to assist you, the kind of results that we can help you to achieve, and what the process is likely to look like in practical terms.

We’d love to hear from you, give us a call today on +44 (0)203 537 5311 or email: info@hrrevolution.co.uk

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