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Change Management: How to Solicit Buy-In from Company Leaders

Change management is one of the most difficult endeavors to undertake at any organization because human nature resists change. For that reason, when Human Resources needs to institute or oversee some kind of change, HR leaders will want to do everything they can to facilitate the organization’s ability to accept and integrate the changes. That[…]

How to Write an Effective Request for Proposal (RFP) to a PEO

As outsourcing HR becomes more popular and more cost effective – according to the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs), HR administration costs PEO clients an average of 25.7% less when compared to all employers – more and more companies are seeking good partners to handle many of their HR tasks. A critical element[…]

3 Ways HR is Different for Small Businesses than Enterprise Organizations

At heart, human resources (HR) means the same things for any organization that work with employees: managing the employee lifecycle from hiring through termination or resignation, handling “transactional” activities like payroll and benefits processing, and developing strategies for optimizing the workforce. From there, however, HR’s role and activities can vary widely between large and small[…]

Why Small Businesses Should Take Records Management Seriously

Former U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John Facciola says, “If your clients don’t have a records management system, they may as well take their money out into the parking lot and set it on fire.” He’s not wrong. Improper or inadequate recordkeeping can be devastating when businesses are hit by audits, investigations, or litigation that[…]

FAQ: What is The “On-Demand” Workforce?

Long gone are the days of lifelong employee relationships ended only by retirement into generous pension plans. Today, the marketplace of workers is more fluid, flexible, and fast-moving than ever before. Yet, many companies feel unprepared to take advantage of new trends in talent acquisition, like the emergence of the so-called “on-demand” workforce. Only 9%[…]

How Not to Lose Your Small Business After a Data Breach or Cyber-Attack

The U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60% of small businesses closed their doors within six months of an attack. That’s a shocking statistic, but it makes sense. Huge enterprises like Equifax, Capital One, and Yahoo! have the resources to weather the storm. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) often do not. The major reason[…]

How to Improve Your PEO Relationship

For many HR organizations, outsourcing some or all of their HR functions is crucial. They are facing a gap between business growth but insufficient HR budgeting and staffing. As HR Tech Weekly writes, “This creates productivity and efficiency gaps that HR must overcome.” For many HR groups (especially in small businesses), a professional employer organization (PEO) is[…]

Partnering with a PEO to Improve Business Efficiencies

Operational efficiency is critical to business effectiveness. Market research firm IDC says that companies can lose as much as 30% in revenue annually due to inefficiencies. Thankfully, Human Resources can play a prominent role in driving greater efficiencies. Strategic outsourcing can help even more. According to consultancy firm The Hackett Group’s research report, “Forging a[…]

Improving the Relationships Between HR and Other Departments

In many organizations, individual departments operate independently of each other. Where there should be alignment and collaboration, instead silence or even fiction can fester. This “silo mentality” can inhibit the company’s ability to achieve business objectives and lead to self-defeating internal strife. The Human Resources department can play a pivotal role in bridging inter-departmental gaps.[…]

Why Outsource your Human Resources? Here are a Dozen Benefits.

The decision to outsource all or part of an organization’s HR work can be difficult to make. Many business owners and executives are understandably leery of whether the investment in an HR vendor or professional employer organization (PEO) will really pay dividends. That said, HR outsourcing can be an incredibly powerful tool for boosting business[…]