Ray Dalio famously said, “The Who is more important than the What”. We agree – the people that you have in your corner will make or break your business.
As your company starts to scale, you need to ensure that you have the right processes and people in place to support continued growth. Many studies are (accurately) showing that how you treat your staff is just as important as how you treat your clients.
That is why many businesses look to an HR consultancy, like Support Panda, to support their HR needs. Book a call with us today to find out how we can guide your business.
Not convinced? Here are three reasons why hiring an HR consultant is a smart move:
- To comply with legislative requirements
- To provide an objective third party viewpoint to your internal struggles
- To save you time and money
Keeping Things on the Up and Up
The workplace has seen a lot of change over the last couple of years. Driven to popularity by COVID1-9, the remote office and hybrid office have gained a foothold that will likely only grow in the coming years.
This has spawned legislation changes (like the Working for Workers Act) or changes to existing laws. In fact, the Employment Standards Act was amended seven times in 2021 alone.
Having an HR consultant will ensure you comply with the law and protect your business from any potential liabilities.
Even if you were keeping track of all these changes, you may also find that as your company grows, you are facing new and different situations.
At Support Panda, we have worked with everyone, from solopreneurs to large organizations. It is not a stretch to say that we have seen it all. When you aren’t sure how to address an issue, you can draw on our experience and expertise to create a strategy that works for your company.
Seeing the Forest, Not the Trees
There is something to be said about having a fresh pair of eyes on your company. Let’s consider three instances where that can come into play.
Finding the Next Team Member
First, let’s consider objectivity when recruiting. When HR is in-house, there is always the potential for nepotism or bias. That’s not to say that you would ever do that intentionally, but it can happen without you even realizing it.
An HR consultant can help you to avoid those pitfalls by conducting interviews and offering objective feedback. She can also provide an interview matrix to help you fairly rank candidates based on objective criteria.
Addressing Employee Performance
Second, HR consultants can provide objective feedback when it comes to employee performance. If you have an employee who is not meeting your expectations, it can be difficult to confront them. After all, you have to work with this person every day and you may even have a personal relationship that is hard to separate.
An HR consultant can help to ease tensions and provide some much-needed clarity to the situation.
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
When it comes to taking care of your staff, you may feel like you have everything under control. After all, there are few complaints, and the ones that arise are ones that you can handle.
That mindset can be misleading. The simple fact may be that there are issues that you are unaware of or that your employees are hesitant to bring up.
An HR consultant can help you to identify any potential problems and come up with solutions before they become bigger issues. As well, because she is coming in with fresh eyes, she can see where your and your staff’s viewpoint may be misaligned.
Maximize Your Time and Money
You may be tempted to add HR to the job responsibilities of an existing employee. How hard can it be?
The truth is that HR is a complex and ever-changing field. It requires specialized training and skills that most employees do not have. The time and energy it will take that employee to stay current on HR best practices is time that could be better spent on other tasks.
Hiring an HR consultant will save you money in the long run by ensuring that your HR needs are taken care of efficiently and effectively.
The Support Panda Advantage
There are many reasons to hire an HR consultant, but there is one reason to hire Support Panda: because you want to create an amazing employee experience.
At Support Panda, we are all about bringing your corporate values to life. We will help you to build a culture that attracts and retains the best talent. We will also work with you to create HR policies and procedures that support your business goals.
When you partner with us, you can be confident that we will always have your best interests at heart. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about how we can help you provide the same excellence for your employees as you do for your clients.