Published On: Tue, Apr 17th, 2018

Thinking of outsourcing HR? Here’s why that’s a good idea

When it comes to a fully functioning HR team, it’s often difficult for new companies and startups to operate at the pace of a long-established business. For many small and growing businesses, hiring for HR is not always a priority. However, human resources plays a significant role in business development and growth.

Whether for HR or other consultancy services, outsourcing professional work is a rising trend. It’s a great option that provides many benefits, such as:

  • Time management
  • Cost efficiency
  • Diminished risk
  • Increase in proficiency
  • Leverage expertise

To elaborate, outsourcing HR provides risk management, employee assistance, and most importantly, assurance that your business practices are compliant. Labour laws are increasingly difficult, but they don’t have to be.

photo/ Gerd Altmann

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Outsourcing HR


Human resources is one of the vital pillars that sits within a business; it is a foundation. Regardless of the amount of employees your organization has, you are expected to follow the same employment standards. If you’re spending time dealing with employee issues or learning changing labour laws that you’re unfamiliar with, you’re better off giving this to a specialist. Outsourcing HR gives you time to focus on business opportunities and expansion.

Expertise and Efficiency

HR is about knowing the ins and outs of employee management. A big part of this is understanding labour laws, employment standards, and having the right policies and procedures in place to increase business efficiency. Outsourcing provides you with a committed team of professionals that will strengthen employee supervision, and in doing so, allow you to cover more areas of expertise while paying less.


Quite often small business owners find themselves trying to do a million things at once. It’s important to prioritize, delegate and allow your employees to execute. An HR advisor is a valuable resource to support your business with the right people who you’ll feel comfortable giving ownership and responsibility to.


There are many legal considerations that need to take place when managing employees. The Employment Standards Act (ESA) provides an in-depth range of employment standards that defines what is legal and illegal activity. If you’re not well versed with the legislation, you could wind up in an unnecessary legal situation that could have been easily avoided.

In conclusion, unless you are an HR expert, it’s best to save yourself the time, hassle and worry of HR related matters and compliance issues. With proper HR support, employers can shift their focus and place emphasis on growing the business.

Author: Jacob Maslow

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