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By: Helios on July 26th, 2013

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How to Maintain Your Culture with Outsourced HR

Business Management & Strategy | Employee Relations

We often get called in by organizations have experienced a lot of growth in a quick timeframe and the CEO or VP, Finance is ready to move HR off of their plate. They want to have a solid infrastructure built and someone who their employees can go to. And, they don't want to lose the great culture they've created. They're concerned that employees won't get taken care of in the same regards if they opted for a PEO, for instance, and they aren't quite ready to hire a full-time HR leader yet.

So that's usually where we come in. At Helios, our HR outsourcing consultants are more than just a tactical resource or strategic advisor who you never actually meet. We serve as an extension of your team, and can serve in  foundational, operational and strategic partner capacities as needed. We partner with executive leadership to understand your business goals, current challenges, and develop a plan to approach your human capital. We meet with you and your employees on an ongoing, regular basis and are the conduit between your employees and senior management.

One of the most important parts of an effective Human Resources (HR) department is the trust developed through goal alignment, proven results, regular accessibility and face-to-face interactions of the HR team members.

How can trust be earned through an HR outsourcing function?

Culture is largely what attracts, engages and retains employees to an organization. Our approach is to maintain the integrity of your culture,  provide suggestions on how to strengthen the experience of your team, while also keeping an eye on business goals and objectives.

Helios HR outsourcing consultants strive to encourage employees to demonstrate their value to the company, and provide them with the tools necessary to have worthwhile and meaningful conversations whether in the break room or in the boardroom. The value in increasing an employee’s confidence in presenting themselves as a valuable member of the team is the intrinsic sense of self-confidence that comes from seeing one of their ideas implemented across the company or from a pat-on-the-back from a senior manager.

Over time, employees may feel separated from senior management or discouraged by their lack of growth potential. This ultimately results in employees becoming disengaged over time resulting in a lack of productivity thereby reducing the employer’s return on investment in their employment. Helios HR is also well-versed in analyzing, designing and implementing human resources plans to encourage growth from within. Whether it is a new performance management system, compensation plan, or employee opinion survey, our HR consultants take the time to speak with all levels of employees in either a one on one meeting or in a series of focus groups in order to better identify the unique challenge driving the decline of team morale, productivity or engagement.

I truly enjoy the surprised look on employees faces when they discover that I am a third-party HR consultant after having worked with me for several months. When Helios HR’s consultants partner with clients for HR outsourcing, we are not only engaged in the process of delivering results; we are engaged with the company, it's culture and most importantly, it's employees.

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