Indicators That it is Time to Consider Outsourcing Your HR Department

For many small to medium-sized businesses, outsourcing their HR departments can help them to cut human resources costs, and it can also help them to find better candidates to work for their company. Yet, as a small business owner, how will you know when it is time to outsource your company’s HR department? Here are a few of the signs that it may be time for you to make the move to an outsourced human resources department.

Your Business is Growing Fast

Has your small start-up suddenly taken off, and you are now finding yourself with more open positions than your small HR department can fill? Don’t let your small HR department hold you back during this time of growth. Right now you should be focusing on helping your business transition to its next phase of operation. By outsourcing your HR department you will have the resources of a large HR department on your side who will be able to fill new positions as they open up, all while taking care of the onboarding process and making sure that you are following proper compliance laws. Outsourcing your human resources will then allow you to refocus your time and efforts into fostering your business during this time of growth.   

Your HR Department Can’t Keep Up

Even if your business is not going through a period of rapid growth, it is not uncommon for small HR departments to have a hard time keeping up with everything that needs to be done. Small businesses often only have one or two staff members dedicated to HR functions, meaning that these individuals are responsible for all HR tasks from onboarding to payroll, to providing benefits and taking care of vital trainings. In these cases, it can be difficult for your HR staff to keep up. If it seems like your HR department is constantly overwhelmed, you may be better served by outsourcing certain HR functions.   

Contact us to learn more about how you will know when it is time to outsource your HR department.