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Mary Pomerantz

3 Reasons Your HR Team Might be Falling Behind

Mary Pomerantz

Ms. Pomerantz is the CEO of TPG HR Services USA. She holds a Master’s in Human Resource Management (MHRM) and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Mary also serves as CEO of Mary Pomerantz Advertising, one of the largest recruitment advertising agencies in the country. Earlier in her career, she was president of the 17th largest staffing firm in the country.

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Many small and medium business owners have recognized their in-house teams are not able to consistently complete in a timely manner everything that is necessary to become/or stay in compliance. Your company’s HR team can easily start falling behind from trying to meet the diverse and ever-increasing needs of today’s employees and employers.

#1) TROUBLE STAYING CURRENT

The way people communicate, interact and search for jobs has changed considerably. Social media and online profiles, as well as mobile-optimized searches, have permanently altered the job-search landscape. Additionally, there are many newly designed HR software options available to simplify employee management and free up time. If your HR team isn’t staying current, not only will it be harder to recruit top candidates, but they’ll also waste countless hours on processing functions.

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#2) SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME TO DO IT

Your HR team can get overwhelmed very easily because of the multitude of everyday HR tasks and complaince laws. This includes compliance training, hiring, firing, recruiting, resolving employee disputes, payroll management and creating and reviewing company policies, just to name a few. If they aren’t getting to things as quickly as you’d like, it could be that they’re overworked.

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By allowing outside specialists to handle tasks like monitoring paid time off, payroll management and employee benefits, you and your in-house HR team can focus on things like employee development and retention – things that can actually make you money.

#3) POOR HIRING CHOICES

If your HR team has struggled to make quality hires it could be they just don’t have enough time to conduct very extensive candidate searches. Many companies HR dept’s are often forced to choose from the best of marginally qualified candidates in order to get the position filled quickly.

Your HR Team Needs to Get Ahead of each upcoming Curve in the Road

Now that we’ve identified 3 key reasons why your HR team may be falling behind, how can you address these issues and make sure that you are ahead of the curve instead of lagging behind it? One of the best ways to overcome the inertia and entrenched attitudes and behaviors that may be holding your HR team back is to turn to a cutting-edge HR services partner like TPG HR Services. By bringing in outside help, you can quickly address specific HR-related issues – like poor hiring choices, recurring time-crunches, and difficulty in staying current with today’s best practices in HR – that may be holding your entire organization back from your growth potential.

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Tapping into Outside Expertise and Fresh Perspectives

Working with an outside HR services provider instantly gives you access to expertise that incorporates the latest in HR best practices, based upon well-researched and field-proven techniques and strategies. These strategies and approaches can generate immediate results for your organization’s bottom line – but can also bring fresh new perspectives into your current HR team. By taking care of some of the time-consuming day-to-day “grunt work” of your HR needs, your team may gain the time and “breathing room” to take a step back and identify new solutions to many of your current workplace issues. In this way, the new perspectives unleashed by bringing in outside HR assistance don’t only come from your new partners, but from your current team as well. This process can have a dramatic “ripple effect” throughout your organization as new HR ideas and approaches yield positive results across your business and throughout your staff.

Recruiting Candidates who align with your Company’s Strategy

Bringing in outside HR expertise and resources gives your team the chance to more consistently focus on “big-picture” issues like how HR can help implement your company’s vision and strategy throughout the workforce. Once your team is more “in-tune” with your company’s strategic vision, it becomes much easier to identify and recruit candidates who will align with that vision and help you grow in the years ahead. Recruitment and retention are perhaps the HR areas that can have the biggest positive impact on your organization’s success in the future, as you begin to assemble a workforce that matches up and meshes with your strategic vision for the future. However, it is very difficult to do this when your team is “bogged down” in the minutiae of ever-expanding HR compliance tasks. Set your team free to concentrate on the critical HR elements – like recruitment and retention of the talent to achieve your strategic goals – that will help drive your success over the long term. It all starts with choosing the right team of HR professionals with whom to partner.

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When you choose to work with TPG HR Services, we begin the HR review process by thoroughly auditing your current HR policies and administration. After completion, we provide recommendations on how we can help you set up a strategy and system of administration to make sure you are in compliance and stay ahead of the HR curve for the future. When you work with TPG HR Services, you decide exactly how much of your HR duties you would like to handle in-house and how much you would like our team to oversee and implement. TPG HR Services provides our clients with HR expertise combined with proven consulting experience.

Contact us today at 732-917-6000 to start working with TPH HR Services and learning how to implement HR best practices throughout your organization.