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Strategies to Strengthen Your HR Infrastructure: Week 1

New Blog Series from G&A Partners: 5 Strategies to Strengthen your HR infrastructure.

In this five week series, we will analyze the different ways in which you can strengthen the human resources organization of your business. Each week, this blog will discuss one strategy in-depth.



Strategy #1: Attain HR Expertise

If you think you have a handle on HR, you may need to think again.

We don’t want to scare you, but chances are pretty good that your company doesn’t have as firm a grasp on human resources as you might think. Managing human resources in-house is a difficult task for any business, whether you have an internal team of 19 or a team of none. That’s because, while internal HR professionals or business owners are trying to keep up with their employees’ daily needs, it becomes nearly impossible for them to stay current on compliance issues, monitor legislative changes, or track relevant employment trends. And if you think that doesn’t matter, consider this:

  • More than 450 companies are hit with employment lawsuits every day, and those companies spend tens of thousands of dollars to defend themselves.
  • The current administration is proposing more than a dozen new or changed labor laws and employment regulations. Without being well-versed in labor legislation, the minutia of such rule changes can be difficult to wade through, and even more difficult to adhere to, for any HR professional.

If your company doesn’t have the resources on staff to manage these issues, consider partnering with a PEO or HR outsourcer. As the name implies, a PEO, or Professional Employer Organization, can deliver a turnkey service that includes both strategic as well as tactical HR and administrative support. Alternatively, under a Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) arrangement, an outsource provider can deliver a la carte HR services to support your in-house human resource staff.

When a company makes the choice to outsource all or part of its HR function to a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) or HR outsourcer, it suddenly has a team of experienced HR professionals at its disposal. Because these HR service providers are in the business of HR, they employ some of the best, most qualified professionals in the business, with advanced degrees and esteemed HR industry certifications, including PHR, SHPR, and GPHR. As dedicated resources to their clients, these HR experts can help manage tedious compliance issues, stay abreast of rapid-fire changes in employment law, and help implement the most effective, cost-saving and performance-building processes.




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