HR Problems Love Company
Growing a business without HR expertise is challenging at best, and a constant uphill struggle at worst. If you’ve ever had to tackle a people issue on your own, you’ll know just how stressful it can be. Ever noticed that you have one HR problem and then a couple of others turn up to join it? Before you know it, an increasing part of your day is spent managing people and their issues and less on bringing in business and earning money.
Between trying to manage your legal obligations, and meeting your operational requirements, firefighting can become part of your everyday routine and you know this needs to change.
With Law Hound there’s the option to call upon help on a project-by-project basis, and there can be real value in that approach for the occasional non urgent work. But, if you’re ready to raise the bar (and give yourself the valuable gift of peace of mind along the way), then it might be time for you to start a retainer relationship us and get your HR and employment law problems solved fully.
You get to know and trust your dedicated advisors so you can get straight to the heart of any issues
If you’ve ever outsourced work to a consultant in the past, you’ll know that there’s often a steep learning curve called ‘getting to know each other’. Before you can really get down to business, the right foundations have to be laid. You have to gain an understanding of how they operate, and they need to find out what your business is really all about. It’s tough to do this if all you let them have is the problem, you mess around with it yourself and then present it to them to sort out when it’s got really sticky. Chances are in most cases they will have more work to do than if they had helped at the start.
So if you have a pressing HR issue and you’re working with someone who you’ve never worked with before, it’s inevitable that you aren’t going to immediately hit the ground running. When you’re using retainer services though, this isn’t a problem. You know your consultants, you know how they do things, and you trust in their decisions and advice. It’s not difficult to see the massive difference this will make and the pressure this removes. For a small business, it also stops the disconnect between having to discipline someone who should not have been hired in the first place – good HR starts with laying down the foundations for good hires in line with your organisation’s culture and aims – get this wrong and you have given yourself an instant HR headache.
You don’t have to face the prospect of hunting down a skilled professional when something goes wrong
Here at Law Hound we work with most clients over years as their trusted advisors, we jokingly say we know more that our clients’ families do as we are privy to so much information about them and their business. Earned over the years in a trust relationship – its priceless to both of us.
Leaders don’t expect to go into work on any given morning and find themselves faced with handling the fall-out of an HR issue. These things happen though, and it’s vital that you’re ready to respond ASAP. Many issues can spiral out of control if you don’t formulate a fit-for-purpose solution within a quick timescale.
By the time you’ve contacted your business peers, asked for recommendations, and managed to get hold of someone who has a solution, serious damage might have already been done. When you have an HR expert who you can get in touch with at any time – we offer various contract on call options -there’s no panicking and no fuss. You’ve already got your plan in place, and you know that your advisors have already got you covered.
You’re probably going to save yourself a chunk of cash
Contrary to popular (though very much dated) belief, HR isn’t all about soft tactics that can’t be measured in terms of true business success. The best HR professionals understand their role in contributing to the bottom line of your business, and play a role in helping you to smash your strategic objectives. Our advisors are tough commercial negotiators and experts in their field there are no soft options with us. If you are mishandling a HR issue which will likely land you in hot water, we will tell you and show you how to fix it. We show you what the law will allow, how you will fare at a tribunal if it escalates and work with you to mitigate fallout every step of the way.
And we know that you have a keen eye on your costs. Yet another benefit of working on a retainer basis is that you can take advantage of some extremely savvy savings. You’ll know what you’re paying each month, so you’ll never face any nasty surprises.
Leaders who are mindful of the importance of their people practices might have an HR professional in mind who can help them when things go wrong. But leaders who have really stepped up and are ready for whatever their business throws at them are already working with us on a retainer.
Are you ready to make the change? Give us a call today for an initial chat about how we might be able to work with you. The number is 01244 300413 or email us at [email protected]