When to Hire an HR Specialist for Your Business

The time may come when you decide your small business needs an HR professional. You can either hire an HR manager to join your team, or work with a company that specializes in outsourced HR management.

Whatever route you choose, your professional will work alongside your company’s senior leadership to develop and implement strategies in a variety of aspects of your business, including administrative tasks, employee development and organizational growth.

Here are a few examples of when to hire an HR specialist for your company.

You must meet certain compliance standards

HR managers are skilled at helping organizations determine the legal compliance standards they must meet and at helping them achieve that compliance. Your HR manager will work to mitigate the risks your company faces.

There are many companies that have an employee without an HR background handling those compliance and other HR functions, but this is not a good idea, because they are unlikely to be as well versed in the laws and regulations that apply to your business.

In some cases, there may even be compliance standards that require you to have an HR manager in place for your team. This will likely depend on the size of your company and the industry in which you operate.

You want to uphold a certain company culture

If you put a high level of importance on company culture, having an HR specialist in place can help you keep a consistently strong culture at your business. As your small business grows, every little personnel decision you make can have a ripple effect on the culture you wish to establish.

An HR specialist who understands your business will give you sound advice in your hiring decisions and other growth strategies to ensure every decision you make is consistent with building and upholding the mission and values that are important to you and your company.

The more cultural stability you are able to achieve in your early years, the more this will benefit your business down the road as you continue to grow.

You want to improve employee retention

Happier employees are more likely to stick around your business for a longer time. HR specialists can help you develop strategies for employee development and growth that will keep them happy and motivated in their work. Not only will this improve satisfaction with their jobs, but it will also boost productivity in your workplace.

HR specialists are also skilled at and trained in handling inter-employee issues, whether they are simple arguments or more serious workplace harassment issues. Having someone who is trained in resolving these issues is a very important asset to your business—you don’t want interpersonal issues to fester until they start becoming toxic to the entire organization.

If you’ve been wondering, “When do I need an HR specialist?” we encourage you to contact the experts at Windsor HR Services, Inc. with any questions. We’d be glad to provide more information about the third-party HR management services we provide our clients and how they can help your business.