Human resources, or HR, likes at the heart of every business. Why? Because it’s your people that keep your company moving forward. But managing your ever-changing and growing workforce can be incredibly complex. That’s what makes HR so important. This blog will help you understand why companies are increasingly depending on their HR teams and how you can shore up yours with 24/7/365 support from an employer of record (EOR).
What is HR?
Your HR team handles everything having to do with managing your most important human resources, i.e., the people that do the work of your company. Their job is to ensure regulatory compliance across payroll, benefits, and labor laws. They also make sure internal workflows remain effective to disseminate information about policies, benefits, and requirements.
The HR role has changed quite a bit over the years, moving beyond the hiring and firing functions to focus on employee retention and engagement that touch all aspects of your business. This has only increased the role’s importance to your organization. Today, HR teams can handle:
- Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding functions. This is particularly important in 2021 because the job market is so tight. HR teams process candidate applications and set up interviews. They make offers to candidates and then help their new employees acclimate to the job and the company. HR teams set the stage for the success of the new employee and then work behind the scenes on retention and engagement of your workforce.
- Workforce management is also a part of the job. This is extremely difficult, especially if you have remote teams or employees working across state lines. Managing a workforce is hard because not only is every person different, but the rules that govern employees also vary by federal, state, and regional regulatory restrictions.
- Employee development and training. As if recruiting and workforce management isn’t enough, HR is involved in helping train and develop your human resources. Providing training and education for the job plus offering employees the opportunity to advance is important for companies that want to retain their existing workforce.
- Handling conflict between employees. No one wants to do this job, but HR steps up every day to manage the goal of a conflict-free workplace. Resolving conflict what balancing employee satisfaction is a difficult job, but HR serves as the sounding board when the employee or employee/manager relationship breaks down.
Partner With the Experts
An EOR like FoxHire can step in to manage the full HR function or offer your HR teams a collaborative partnership to help lessen the burden of all the responsibilities they face today. We work closely with HR teams across the country to keep their companies legal, their employees happier, and the functions of their departments moving as they should. We offer 24/7/365 service to our clients and stand by to support them in their work. Talk with our team today to find out how we can help your business.