What You Need to Know About HR Outsourcing

As a business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities. Employees, clients, customers and vendors all have different needs. If you’re spending an unreasonable amount of time dealing with human resources every month, it’s time to consider HR outsourcing. Instead of handling your HR tasks in-house, you can work with a third-party vendor to accomplish those duties on your behalf. This frees up valuable time for you to focus on the tasks that really matter. Here’s what you should know about outsourcing.

Understanding HR outsourcing

Why hire someone else to be your human resources department? In short, it’s convenient. Whether you’re a small business with 10 employees or a major corporation with complex needs, outsourcing HR tasks reduces your responsibility.

The third-party HR vendor’s entire job is to provide human resources services. That means they’re in a unique position to provide specialized HR expertise, such as managing benefits, making sure you’re compliant with all regulations and handling talent management and recruiting.

Instead of going to the physical HR department in your company, you and your employees can interact with HR specialists online or on the phone. In some cases, they may also provide sophisticated software that your company would not otherwise be able to access.

In short, outsourcing human resources duties helps take time-consuming tasks off your plate—and ensures they’re always done right the first time.

How outsourcing can benefit your business

Here’s a closer look at the ways in which partnering with a third-party HR provider can help your company:

  • No need to hire full-time HR employees: Depending on the size of your business, hiring full-time HR employees might be too costly to entertain. Those duties have to fall on someone, however, which means owners and managers may find themselves performing the role of human resources without any training. Outsourcing ensures you get quality service without the cost of payroll and benefits associated with bringing on extra employees.
  • Reduce your onboarding and training costs: Training new hires and getting them ready for work can take up a lot of time and effort. Hiring a third-party HR service guarantees that your next hiring and training session will be a breeze.
  • Ensure your business is compliant: Businesses are required to comply with a number of state and federal regulations, including those for payroll, taxes, employment laws, workplace safety and more. Instead of taking on this herculean effort yourself, let actual experts handle your compliance tasks.
  • Avoid low-reward, time-consuming administrative tasks: Let’s face it—for most business owners and managers, HR tasks tend to be time-consuming while offering little in the way of rewards. Working with a third-party HR and payroll service can help free up your time for something more pressing.
  • Let a third party handle conflicts and questions: Finally, your HR company will handle employee conflicts and questions—all you need to do is act as the final authority.

Whether you have 10 employees or 10,000, outsourcing HR services is a smart decision. Why not save yourself time and hassle for a reasonable cost?

To learn more about our HR and payroll services, reach out to the team at Windsor HR Services, Inc. today.