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Human Resources
Apr 26, 2023

Have You Considered Outsourcing Human Resources?

Sponsored Content provided by Andy Almeter - President, Leath HR Group, LLC

What is it?

Outsourced Human Resources (HR), also known as “Fractional HR”, is a model of consulting where an organization hires an outside firm to either act as their HR department or enhance their existing HR team.  HR consultants offer a range of industry expertise from recruiting and retainment, benefits administration, performance management, compensation analyses, employee relations, coaching, training and, of course, compliance (employment law and regulation trends and audits).

What are the benefits of fractional HR?

It can be a great way to streamline your operations and focus on your core business. No doubt about it, payroll is the largest cost for the majority of companies and welcoming a new employee entails more than just a financial responsibility; it is a pledge of commitment to them and their family. The fractional HR model allows organizations access to high-performing HR leaders (consultants) for a fraction of the cost and commitment.  In general, the top benefits of fractional HR are cost-effectiveness, access to industry experts with specialized training and experience, and the flexibility of the model which allows the HR team to scale (up or down) with the organization.  That expertise can reduce your risk and liability, foster a cohesive work environment that results in happy, productive employees, AND allows the organization’s leaders to focus on what they do best, run the business.

When Should I Outsource HR?

Deciding to outsource HR is a critical decision for your organization.  In general, a thorough review of your HR function is a great place to start.  Oftentimes, the decision is sparked by an event, and it’s typically not a positive one, so it’s best to be proactive.  Start by defining your organization’s needs with respect to talent acquisition, employee engagement, compensation + benefits, and compliance.  Choosing the right firm is key.  Research them, talk to industry colleagues and check their credentials and references!  Most importantly, meet with them for a consultation and have them review their approach and philosophy with you, this will help you decide if they will be a culture fit for your organization. 

Sorry, We Broke the Mold.

At Leath HR Group, we redesigned the fractional HR model.  In our 8 years of business, we’ve continuously improved our approach to suit the ever-evolving needs of our clients and HR profession and have a lot of 5-star reviews from high-profile business leaders to prove it.  Our secret is our people.  Actual humans who are senior certified, career HR practitioners.  Our team of pragmatic problem solvers are tactically oriented to provide tangible results that drive business results.  We’re data-driven, leverage technology best practices, and stay at the forefront of the HR industry by actively contributing through seminars, keynotes, and research.  We’re cutting edge and relevant – find out for yourself by tuning in to our highly successful, global podcast, “HR Nightmares” and with our proprietary HR technology “WorkTok,” an award-winning employee engagement app.  And if that’s not enough, we LOVE and give back to our community every chance we get! 

We work closely with you to understand your organization’s specific needs and develop customized solutions that fit your budget and goals.  Some examples of areas of our specific expertise:

Recruitment: We can help you find and hire the best talent for your organization through our recruitment services. We use our extensive network and proven methods to attract the right candidates for your organization. We source, vet and place talent in your open roles. 

Training and development: We offer training and development programs that can help your employees improve their skills and knowledge, making them more effective and efficient in their roles. This can help you increase productivity and reduce turnover. We facilitate high-impact workshops. 

Performance management: We can help you set performance goals and track progress, providing coaching and feedback to ensure that your employees are meeting expectations and contributing to your organization’s success. We create a process and teach your managers to run it well. 

Compliance: We can help you stay compliant with all HR regulations and requirements, reducing the risk of legal issues and penalties. We’ll audit your systems and lay out a project plan roadmap for your team.

Employee engagement: We can help you improve employee satisfaction and retention by creating a positive workplace culture and implementing programs that foster engagement and loyalty. We’ll survey your people, digest the results, offer recommendations and show you how to take action. 
What are you waiting for? 
Visit our website for a free e-book, “Four Ways to Improve Your Candidate Experience.” 
Visit YouTube to get free HR advice from the Leath HR Group team! 
Schedule a free consultation with Leath HR Group. 

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