Why outsourcing your HR function is good for business?

You've hit that point in business where you need a little more help, you need the team to step up, you need to spend less time putting out fires and being a counsellor.

Perhaps you're noticing that the team isn't humming along quite like it used to, absenteeism has increased, or you've had a compliant made by one staff member against another.

Maybe you've had an unfair dismissal claim lodged against you, you've started to get the feeling one or more staff members are running this business and not you, or possibly you've just had enough of wearing so many hats and would love to pass this particular hat along to someone else now.

Whatever the reasons, you're considering your HR needs. You know you need someone to handle things but who? Not surprisingly someone from your administration or management team is usually your first thought. Perhaps your Office Manager, or Operations Manager, or Accountant, or payroll officer? All of these roles quite often get 'lumped' with the HR responsibility as a business grows, but also they almost always don't like it, don't have the knowledge of the laws and legislation, are not sure what to do when a conflict arises and will simply try and put out fires when they're faced with them and avoid anything else!

Outsourcing your HR can be great for your business, here is why:

  • Efficiency - Our HR Consultants make HR simple 
  • Impartiality - Our HR Consultants are always impartial
  • Scalability - Only use our HR Consultants when you need them
  • Compliance and Protection - Let our HR Consultants be your safety net
  • Support - Our HR Consultants can be the specialist help 


In the end, outsourcing may be just a stepping stone into the world of HR for your business, a bridge between nothing in place and having a dedicated resource within your business, or it may be the ideal long-term solution to your business HR needs.


You can engage a Footprint HR Consultant either on call, for a one off project or on going. Please contact us to discuss our HR services and pricing options.

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