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Growing and thriving businesses can’t continue to grow and thrive without additional resources or efficient processes, and that’s where an effective human resource department comes in.
If you can’t afford to hire an additional full-time HR professional on your team, it may be time to consider outsourcing certain human resource functions; not only will you gain the benefits of experienced, efficient operations, but you’ll also free your time and budget to channel your attention where it belongs—back on growing your business.
If any or all of the below ring true for you and your business, it may be time to outsource certain HR functions.
When you are tackling human resource tasks on top of running a business, things are bound to take longer; after all, there are so many hours in a day, and you don’t speak employment law and best hiring practices as a first (or even fourth) language. Enlisting the help of a professional HR workflow consultant means that you have someone well-versed in their industry, and all they have to do is apply it to yours.
It often happens as a business grows; HR tasks are often delegated and dispersed among a team of managers and department heads. While this can ensure the responsibilities get done, it can often lead to inconsistency and confusion as employees aren’t sure where to direct questions or report concerns. Having consistent human resources processes, either in-house or outsourced, help clarify job responsibilities and the chain of command. It also helps ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
Effective human resources should add value to your bottom line, not take away from it. Outsourcing certain HR functions means you have qualified professionals well-versed in employment law, recruiting techniques, payroll, and benefits management. It means you can trust the job to get done right the first time, minimizing your risks while maximizing your time spent growing revenue, networks, and lead sources.
The bigger you grow, the more responsible—and accountable—you need to be. From new EEOC requirements to mandatory state and federal compliance, a skilled HR, Benefits and Tax professional has a keen understanding of liability landmines and IRS risks. Considering the cost of one tax reporting violation, one year of outsourced Payroll Tax compliance is a worthwhile investment that carries so many other related benefits.
When your business was small and nimble, you could adjust to change rather quickly, but as it grows, it becomes harder and harder to prepare for growth, challenges, and the occasional rare opportunity. If given a chance to expand rapidly, could your current HR systems handle a massive hiring spree and still be effective?
If you’ve been handling human resources on your own or ineffectively delegated them throughout your untrained staff, now is the best time to have an HR Assessment by Highflyer HR. It’s not too good to be true; it’s just smart business. Don’t just get more things done. Get them all done—correctly, professionally, and efficiently.
The field of human resources has become increasingly bureaucratic; paperwork, compliance deadlines, paperwork, payroll, benefits, paperwork—you get the idea. More and more HR professionals spend their time navigating separate software and duplicated data on top of their recruiting, training, and employee engagement efforts. Thankfully, more and more HR teams are turning into single-source software solutions to streamline employee onboarding, payroll, benefits, employee tracking, and many other branches of HR work.
While a company’s specific needs and size will play a role in choosing the right software, there are some universal components from which all HR departments can benefit.
Highflyer HR’s iSolved software combines the necessary functions of human resources into one interactive app for professionals. iSolved provides full payroll reporting opportunities, time and attendance trackers for each employee and field, automated benefit processing, new hire reporting, and more. iSolved brings all aspects of HR together seamlessly to ensure the easiest most complete reporting and tracking.
Our goal at Highflyer HR is to make sure your business begins and ends with Human Resources. Easy to use, iSolved streamlines the staggering list of HR responsibilities into a single-source software that cross-references information, profiles, and goals, freeing up time for HR departments to focus less on resources and more on humans.
And we call that a win-win.
As mandated by the Affordable Care Act, Section 6106, long-term healthcare providers now must submit staffing information in the form of a payroll-based report. Including the number of employees and total direct care hours worked by these employees, the information reported is used to track the level of staff plus employee tenure, retention, and turnover—all valuable numbers HR professionals of healthcare providers need to know and have on hand.
Beneficial for both HR professionals in charge of compiling the report and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services who receive the reports, payroll-based journals:
The payroll-based journal streamlines the recording process for HR managers and holds them accountable to strict time tables. Organization, for HR managers, is key to success. Payroll-based reporting is another tool to help these professionals execute a large part of their job as HR with minimal effort.
Creating a payroll-based journal will require HR professionals to compile data from a number of digital programs. It is important to make sure your software providers understand what is required by the report and what data to provide. Be sure your software partners are willing to assist you in compiling these type of reports.
There is no question as to whether payroll-based reporting will continue to be enforced—it is here to stay. Failure to comply could result in civil money penalties and citations. It is important to create a report that encompasses all employees and utilities used by the healthcare provider with complete and accurate data.
Highflyer HR possesses the resource you need to compile this comprehensive payroll-based journal. Our software is the perfect tool for fulfilling the Affordable Care Act’s mandated payroll journals. We provide users with full payroll previews with anywhere/anytime viewing. We provide HR with end-of-year administrative services processing and automated tax filing.
Highflyer HR is fully integrated with every function required of an HR professional from the payroll records to benefit administration. Want to learn more about our top-notch HR software? Highflyer HR is here to assist.
If your current human resource software is causing more headaches than solving them, it could be time for a switch. HR software should be intuitive, consolidated, and accessible; the whole point of a human capital management solution is to create improve time management, accuracy, and the human relationships necessary to drive better employee engagement, retention, and satisfaction.
Human Resources personnel are more tech-savvy than ever, but that doesn’t make them computer programmers or developers. Before purchasing HR software, it’s always a good idea to determine who your end users are. They could be hiring managers, directors, assistants, legal, security, and employees, as they manage their own benefits and time off. The best HR software on the market is created with specific end users in mind, with intuitive customizations, workflows, and processes.
Speaking of processes, if your current HR software doesn’t handle every aspect of your department, it’s time to find a software-as-a-service that does. Integration among several programs wastes time, increases the likelihood of errors, and is ultimately ineffective. “We built Highflyer around the fact that HR professionals don’t have time to pull data from several sources,” Craig Broome, President of Highflyer HR. “Single-source technology is the best way to increase efficiency and productivity while minimizing mistakes, missed opportunities, and compliance hassles. And this means human resource teams have more time to focus on the growth and development of their company’s objectives and talent.”
Human resources shouldn’t exist in a vacuum, and its software solutions shouldn’t either. The best HR software uses secure, cloud-based technology that allows you access to the information you need no matter where you are. Your HR software should allow you to manage and approve payroll, timesheets, days off, benefits enrollment, and ACA compliance from your office computer, tablet, and phone.
HR software should solve problems, not create them. It should save time for everyone who uses it. It should streamline the onboarding process through automated form fills and secure storage. It should give employees the ability to manage portions of their own benefits and personal accounts. It should keep you apprised of errors, compliance deadlines, and benefits enrollment. It should give you the reporting tools you need to make smart, strategic decisions for your business. In other words, it should work.
When HR software does its job properly, so can everyone else. “We all know that when Human Resources is happy, everyone is happy,” Broome. “Every company owes its success to its people, which underlies the importance of a strong HR department. Give your human resource professionals the right tools, and they can effectively minimize risk, recruit top talent, develop innovative and driven teams, and retain the strong leaders that drive the company forward.”
Most human resource professionals are well aware of the Human Capital Management (HCM) movement. The right HCM technology will streamline HR processes and save the company time and money, both of which should be considered for your ROI.
A recent Nucleus Research study included companies of various sizes and industries and revealed many noteworthy items that confirm implementing HCM can significantly impact your business.
Cloud-based HCM provides everything an employer needs to manage their workforce and is in high demand. With today’s business environment, legislation and technology, employers are challenged to do more than just issue paychecks.
Today’s employers need to save time and money wherever possible. HCM technology has numerous benefits that not only streamline processes but can increase your ROI.