Interim HR Agencies Are Good for a Small Business’s Bottom Line
By Kimberly Kafafian
Looking to fill a vacant position on your HR team and don’t want to lose traction on your initiatives while finding the best person to fill the role full-time?
Need the expertise of an HR professional but don’t have the need for a full-time employee?
Have a short-term issue that requires the insight of a human resources expert?
An HR interim agency may be just what you need to get or keep the ball rolling – and keep compliant!
The Benefits of Working with an Interim HR Agency
Interim or outsourced hr services can provide a number of benefits for your organization:
The Expertise without the Expense of an Employee
When you retain an interim HR agency, you can augment your human resources needs without having to add another full-time person to your payroll. That saves you time in recruiting, onboarding, and training. And with time being money, that is already savings. Outsourcing these services also saves you money you would have incurred on benefits, payroll taxes, workers’ compensation, etc. My clients have consistently found that outsourced HR support doesn’t cost as much as a full-time HR team.
Short Term or Long Term Support – You Decide
When you hire an interim agency, you decide the length of the relationship. Maybe you just need temporary help while you’re recruiting a full-time candidate. An experienced human resources professional can easily transition into the role with little disruption to your business.
Perhaps your HR needs only necessitate X number of hours per week. Interim services may be the most efficient option.
You may have experienced quick growth that demands immediate recruiting and onboarding support. An agency can step in and take the reins.
Or, as a seasonal business you don’t require year-round support. Interim HR professionals can come in on demand during your busy months.
When you outsource HR services, you can have as much or as little support as your individual circumstances require. You have the option of determining the amount of support you need, and the length of time you need it. This is ideal for many small businesses, whose operations don’t necessitate hiring a full-time human resources manager.
If you are dealing with an unexpected HR issue that requires specialized knowledge, you can leverage the breadth of experience an external human resources team offers. For example, while all of the Monarch Consulting HR pros are knowledgeable professionals who stay ahead of the curve when it comes to policy and regulation changes, each has their own focus and skill set, i.e., compensation, recruiting, learning and development, compliance, policies and procedures, etc. By hiring an interim agency, you are able to tap into the knowledge your issue needs and deserves by retaining the right professional for the circumstances.
The Right Level of HR Engagement Is YOUR Choice to Make
From on-demand to year-long support, Monarch Consulting HR Solutions helps manage your people, reduce your administrative workload, and free up time so you can focus on business success.
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