Human resources personnel continue to prevent and resolve many workplace dilemmas. However, more and more companies have begun outsourcing their human resourcing needs to consultants.
There can be good reasons for that. As in other departments in typical corporate settings, the same cliques and agendas can sometimes erupt within the HR departments and further contribute to the same problems they should instead be fixing.
Below are some reasons to consider hiring an outside consultant to solve your HR issues.
An HR consultant can work with your own HR department
Small companies have smallish departments. During a seasonal hiring push or when opening a new division, you may need some additional hiring supervisors to assure that you extend employment offers only to the best for the job.
They remain impervious during audits
HR managers within companies form friendships and can have favorite employees. This could lead to a “heads-up” about audits or tracking programs being implemented.
But an HR consultant has no such bias and, therefore, can be completely objective when making decisions to streamline departments and downsize employees. Then, after the last axe has fallen, that person walks out the door. That eliminates lingering resentment among the staff who remain employed at the facility.
Great with implementing new processes
Did a merger or acquisition introduce an entirely different software package? Now, you may have to onboard dozens or even hundreds of employees as quickly as possible without falling behind on other duties. This is another perfect project to integrate an HR consultant.