If you're considering outsourcing HR, you'll quickly learn that there are so many different platforms that third-party partners use to manage the responsibilities of human resources. Unfortunately, many of these platforms are over-priced or over-ridden with itemized fees. In some cases, the HR partner will require the business to package one vital service with other services that may not be necessary.
If you're already outsourcing HR, how do you know that you're not paying too much or are paying for services that you don't really need?
To prevent you from overpaying for HR, benefits administration, or payroll service, here are some important pointers to keep in mind:
1. Determine the features that you absolutely need.
Consider your HR pain points and choose a partner that can best address those needs. You'll find that many of these HR partners offer a full range of services, but don't let them talk you into paying for services that will provide little to no benefit to your business. Since no business has the same HR needs, it's best to choose a partner that can tailor services to your specific requirements.
2. Consider the ease of use.
The platform that you choose should be intuitive and easy to use. Your platform of choice needs to be accessible 24/7, which will give your employees the flexibility to access important benefits information outside of the work day. Despite the ease of use, support may be needed from time to time, and your HR provider should be prepared to offer this support.
3. Make sure the service fits into your budget.
You need to have a clear understanding of how the costs of the HR service will fit into your budget before committing. Equally as important, you need to understand the terms and length of the contract (if there is one).
4. Choose a proven provider.
When it comes to human resources, benefits administration, and payroll, you can't afford to get it wrong. This is why you want to choose a partner that has a proven track record for handling these needs.
Are you concerned that you're paying too much for your human resources, benefits administration, or payroll services? We would be happy to provide you with a second opinion to make sure that your platform of choice aligns with your company's needs, goals, and budget. Please contact us at Summerlin-Roberts to schedule a consultation.