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Why bother with an HR Consultant? 

18 January 2024

Why bother with an HR Consultant?   

Choosing to engage with an HR consultant can add real value to your business and be the right decision at any time.  What you will get as part of a professional HR Business Partner service is the following business essentials for employing people:

1. Direct access to specialised expertise and knowledge

We know our stuff. Experienced HR consultants have extensive knowledge and lived experience to share best practice and advice with you. Expertise is across the full employee life cycle including recruitment, employee relations, compensation and benefits, employment legislation compliance and more. We are up-to-date with industry trends and best practice, which is invaluable for businesses with no in-house team, or who need a little help with their HR.

2. Help grow a positive culture

Following best people practice starts and ends with your company reputation, therefore there’s a lot riding on getting things right. Being in the positive culture club will elevate a business reputation, employee engagement levels and ultimately success. An good HR consultant will help steer your business in the right direction to grow a positive workplace culture where your people and business will flourish.

3. Value for Money

Hiring a full-time HR professional can be costly, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. HR consultants are a cost-effective alternative as we can be engaged on a project or as required basis, saving the business money on salaries, benefits, and other employment costs. 

4. External Perspective to share

HR consultants bring an external perspective, which is invaluable when making strategic decisions or dealing with people issues. We offer unbiased advice and recommendations, helping business leaders approach challenges and opportunities from a fresh viewpoint. 

5. Flexibility and Scalability

HR consultants will readily adapt to the changing needs of a business. Whether it's a short-term project, ongoing operational HR provision, or providing support to stretched HR teams, consultants will flex to meet the business requirements. 

6. Compliance and Risk Management

HR consultants help businesses stay compliant. We help you navigate the complexities of employment legislation and help you manage challenging employee relations issues. Understanding the ever changing requirements is key to staying compliant and crucial to avoiding high risk legal cases and costly fines. 

7. Conflict Resolution

When internal conflicts or employee relations issues arise, HR consultants can provide mediation and conflict resolution services, helping to maintain a positive work environment and reduce the risk of legal disputes. 

8. Strategic Planning

HR consultants collaborate with business leaders to develop people strategies that align with the company's overall goals and objectives. We help design HR policies and practices that support long-term success. 

9. Time-Saving

An HR consultant will create HR policies, procedures and employee handbooks which are bespoke to your business and take other time saving tasks off your hands. Whether it’s managing absence, holidays, payroll queries or conducting HR audits, this allows business leaders more time to do what they do best and focus on core business activities. 

10. Crisis Management

In times of business crisis, such as a required reduction in headcount, or a major workplace incident, an HR consultant can help manage the situation and minimise any risk or negative impact on the business and its employees. 

11. And more…

As HR consultants we do so much more. We offer a range of benefits to businesses, including our expertise, sounding board for leaders, growing a positive culture, cost-effectiveness, objectivity, flexibility, and assistance with various people challenges.

There’s no doubt it’s a value adding business partnership when you engage with an HR consultant.

The funny thing is, we put the human into human resources and normally we just want to help.

Why not see for yourself, give us a shout Align People HR at info@alignpeoplehr.com

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