You know your company’s business inside and out, but you might not know the intricacies of human resources management nearly as well. While many companies are large enough to support a full-time human resources position, small companies don’t have the budget or staffing needs to require a human resources staff. Turning to Gotcha Covered HR to handle your Human Resources needs is a cost-effective means to receive the benefits of human relations expertise.
It is easy for a company to fall into hiring, staffing and company policy decisions by force of habit rather than developing strategies from a cohesive human resources strategy. Gotcha Covered HR brings fresh perspective to your business’ staffing decisions and policies, and measures your policies against best practices without having your perspective skewed by your company’s traditions. Sometimes, company owners must focus so exclusively on growing their business that they develop counterproductive HR policies, and a fresh perspective may identify weaknesses in hiring or retention practices.
Developing Internal Policies
Your staff might do a commendable job of hiring and training new employees and meeting the responsibilities of maintaining their department personnel. Human resources strategy focuses on more than immediate staffing needs, however, and develops policies that cover issues as broad as leave time to sexual harassment. Gotcha Covered HR can help your company develop its big-picture HR policies, developing plans that increase employee retention and limit your company’s legal liability in case an employee brings legal action against your company.
Navigating Legal Issues
If a former employee sues you for wrongful termination, or an employee brings a sexual harassment action against your company, Gotcha Covered HR — alongside your attorney — provides your company with advice on how to emerge unscathed, or at least with minimal harm. The world of workplace law can be difficult for company owners to navigate in the best of circumstances, and with the added stress of pending litigation and attending to the other aspects of running your business, a consultant’s expertise and experience can be vital for a company to move forward when faced with legal challenges.
Manage Opportunity Costs
If your company doesn’t have a staff member dedicated to human resources, you or other members of your staff inherit those duties by default. Each minute you or one of your managers spends on human resources work is a minute that could be spent focusing on primary job duties. Staffing duties can be very time consuming, and by offloading these responsibilities to a consultant, your staff gains time to focus on their own job duties and areas of professional expertise.