HR Boring – the small business service that’s so dull but necessary, it’s been used to treat insomnia.
Let’s face it, just thinking about HR is about as much fun as watching paint dry. But it’s a necessary exercise – especially to keep your business in compliance and out of costly trouble. You don’t need the distractions. If you’re looking for the basics from HR outsourcing firms, the HR Boring program has you covered.
HR is just too complex – When any of the 100+ Federal, state, local and administrative requirements that apply to your business are combined with unpredictable people issues, missteps can lead to an explosion of workplace drama, followed by legal and financial consequences.
Lack of Knowledge – Many people have a false sense of security – by phoning a friend to see what they’ve done, searching online or memorizing legal facts. Some will think they’re covered because of the employee handbook template they found – but don’t understand – leaving their organization vulnerable. Just like an online search can serve up many options, understanding your HR situation, what to apply and when, takes extensive experience and knowledge.
It’s All OK, Until It’s Not. It’s the idea that you’ve “never had a problem,” your team “gets along,” and if something did happen, you’d “sort things out.” That’s nice. While optimism is healthy, we’ve all had that unreasonable client, vendor or person demand something unfair. It’s not a matter of if something will happen, but when.
Don’t waste time with other HR outsourcing firms, and don’t leave yourself exposed to costly HR liabilities. Our approach to HR is practical and will build your confidence that human resource obligations and liabilities are covered. It’s designed to learn about your industry, organization and unique business needs – by reviewing your current state and looking for areas of vulnerability that might cost you if ignored.
From there, we design a customized, strategic action plan that meets your needs and budget, schedule that plan, and implement it.
Our belief is that HR is 80% gray and 20% black and white. We work with business owners to think through risk scenarios before they have to – making sure that they’re as prepared as they can be for the unexpected. We don’t preach – we educate each business from a position of respect, meeting them where they’re at – and providing them with one-time and ongoing HR support that allows them to focus on their business.