7 Essential HR Consulting Services for Small Businesses

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Congratulations, your small business is growing! As your business expands and you start to hire employees, you want to make sure that they are properly taken care of and your own interests are protected. Working with a human resources consultant to put best practices in place is one of the most important investments that you can make. Let’s take a look at some of the most important HR services for your small business.

Employment Contracts

Having an employment contract that has been reviewed by an employment lawyer and that clearly defines the nature of the employment relationship is so very valuable to all parties involved. There have been so many instances where our clients have had to deal with very challenging terminations that could have been mitigated by having a proper employment contract in place.

In today’s “new normal”, with many nontraditional types of employment emerging, the expectations and requirements of both workers and employers need to be clearly and appropriately defined so all parties are aware of their rights and responsibilities. Freelancers, contractors, gig workers, 9 to 5’ers … everyone should have a clear picture, especially when a dispute or other issue arises.

HR Policies & Handbooks

Ensuring you have the necessary policies in place that are in line with the latest legislative requirements is your obligation to your people. Often overlooked due to time restrictions or lack of resources, the impact of not having the right policies and practices in place can be costly.

Employee Benefits Plans

Benefits plans are shifting and evolving to be more flexible to the needs of your diverse workforce. In today’s changing business environment designing benefits plans that will provide employees with the desired levels of coverage and have differing levels of flexibility can be tricky.

Human Resources & Payroll Technology

Human Resource and Payroll systems can be the most effective tool that you add to your HR toolbox. Selecting, designing and implementing a system that will allow you to measure the success of your most valuable investment, your people, is key.

Compensation Consulting

Your employees want to feel valued and trust that you are rewarding them fairly for the work that they provide. With the growing number of resources available to your employees to compare their pay to your competitors, it is increasingly important to evaluate your pay programs to ensure they are competitive, fair and legislatively compliant.

Onboarding Tools

Employee socialization, better known as onboarding, creates a framework that will be the foundation for success within the first 30, 60, 90 days and beyond. Creating a toolbox for your new team member will provide a stable foundation for their success.

Terminations & Layoffs

Saying goodbye to an employee properly can be just as an important process as welcoming them. This is often the most dreaded part of HR and a decision that is never easy or comfortable. It is in these moments that the highest levels of dignity, respect and understanding must flourish.

This is an exciting time for your small business and True North HR Consulting is here to help with complete HR services customized to your needs. Our goal is to assist, advise and implement strategies and policies to make your business thrive and keep your people happy. With over 20 years of experience and expertise, we can help you generate new ideas and solve big problems. Reach out today and let’s get started … [email protected]