It’s very easy to become overwhelmed by the multiple tasks required of HR departments, especially for smaller, fast-growing companies. Yet HR functions are vital to the smooth and continued functioning of your company. From recruiting to interviewing during the hiring process to employee retention, HR is a linchpin of operations.
HR departments and your company overall can gain a lot by partnering with a consultant. Here are three specific benefits an HR consultant can offer.
1. Risk Management
The contemporary world is full of situations in which your organization may be at risk. Partnership with an HR consultant experienced in risk management can help you avoid difficult situations. We can help you develop policies on paid time off (PTO), sensitive topics such as harassment and sexual harassment, drugs, and alcohol use, progressive discipline, and more that are in line with the law and generally accepted practices throughout the country.
Policies disseminated transparently throughout your company ensure that employees are treated fairly and consistently. They also protect your company in case of charges against it or other employees.
2. Team Training
Because HR departments are responsible for so much, they may be stretched very thin. They may have no time or opportunity to develop policies or expertise beyond the daily activities of HR. As a result, they may need help in moving beyond those daily activities.
We offer customized training in leadership, handling and managing change, Equal Employment Opportunity policies and requirements, cultural competencies, team building strategies, and other training specific to policy needs.
Customized training promotes employee retention and engagement, as well as fostering enhanced performance. It contributes to your company’s reputation and overall standing in the community.
3. Personality scans
Ever wished you could figure how what makes people tick before hiring them, or in advance of certain decisions? Well, you enhance your knowledge of your employees with advanced personality scans.
We can offer advanced personality scans by PDP Global that analyze your employees with respect to how to think and act under stress, their motivations, and their communication styles. The results can be used in promotions, initial hiring decisions, team development, and more.
We can also provide an analysis of how a team works together or what might be standing in the way of their working effectively.
Let an HR Consultant Help Your Company
What can a human resources consultant do for you? Call Barracuda Consulting today – and we’ll tell you!