When a business starts to grow, problems multiply. The duties become too much for one person, or even a small team, to handle. You need dedicated staff for specialized tasks.
If you haven’t already considered it, you should consider outsourcing some departments. Not only can this save you money, but you’ll be confident that professionals are handling the job.
From IT services to HR services for startups, a professional employer organization (PEO) can provide many services. Startups can especially benefit from the services that they offer.
Save Money on Staff
Reduction of costs is one of the primary reasons that companies outsource. 59% of companies surveyed named this as their motivation for utilizing a PEO. With a PEO, you only pay for the services that you need. If all you need is payroll and benefits administration, you can save money by purchasing these services alone.
Startups are Already Goal-Oriented
One of the primary functions of a human resources department is to ensure that employees are meeting goals. At a startup, there are generally fewer employees, and startups usually have done the recruiting that they are going to be doing for the moment. If you’ve done the recruiting and everyone is already motivated, there’s no need to have an HR department ensuring that employees meet their goals.
Stay in Compliance
Keeping in compliance with ever-changing regulatory and compliance rules can take the full-time attention of a single HR person, leaving them mostly unavailable for other tasks. When most HR departments are focused on company culture and goals, keeping up with this can fall by the wayside. Outsourcing helps to ensure that your company remains in compliance.
Provides an Interim Solution
Your goal is to drive the success of your business. When overwhelmed with day-to-day tasks like payroll, taxes, and other legal requirements take up most of your workweek, you’re not focusing on growing your business.
Hiring a PEO for your daily human resources needs can help to provide the services your business and employee needs until you build to a place where you can look to hire an in-house human resources department.
Available at Your Convenience
While an in-house HR department is sometimes a boon for a business, especially those already established, that can be a detriment to startups. How? Having a consultant perform HR tasks off-site can help things run much more smoothly. There’s also the bonus of not needing office space for HR personnel. No matter where they physically operate, a good HR provider will make themselves available at your convenience.
Startup companies generally already have some of the critical things that keep employees at a business: the economic return, what they are building and learning, the fun. Since you’re already providing these key benefits to employees, you don’t need an HR department to sell the benefits of the job you’re offering.