There’s a question we find ourselves being asked quite often… why outsource? There are many reasons why a business might look to outsource its HR or Health & Safety requirements. They are both specialist areas of business and present significant risks to employee safety and the reputation of the business if it goes wrong.
Many companies are already outsourcing their Health & Safety and HR support. This might be something you have been considering for a while, or you may be facing a restructure but still need an expert on hand. We think there are many benefits to outsourcing and here are a few.
To be compliant with the Health & Safety at Work Act, you must employ a competent person. Employing an internal resource adds operational costs, plus the cost of ongoing training makes it much more expensive. Similarly, with a HR consultant. According to Total Jobs, the average salary for HR Advisor jobs in North West is £32,500, compared to outsourcing which can be as little as £200 per month, often depending on the size and requirements.
There are many things to consider when it comes to operating safely, being compliant with legislation, employing people, restructuring the business, or even having the correct policy documents in place. Outsourcing means you don’t have to worry about this minefield, giving you time to focus on running your business.
If an issue arises a consultant can deal with your problem quickly, impartially, and professionally. In most cases, and with a good outsourced partner, they will know you have an issue before you do, and importantly work with you to nip it in the bud. Outsourcing doesn’t just mean firefighting issues, you’ll have somebody to keep an eye changing legislation, guidance and best practice. A good partner will also provide your team with regular CPD opportunities.
Outsourcing gives you greater clarity on real issues that can impact your business. All Spectra’s consultants are members of various safety, health, HR, employment law and fire safety professional associations, meaning that they all have a commitment to continuing professional development and sharing best practice.
Build your reputation
Even making a small investment in Health & Safety and HR has shown that it can help to build a workplace culture and it sends a positive message to your employees. It also demonstrates that you value the health, safety and wellbeing of your employees.
Managing your employees and keeping them safe takes time, takes people away from their ‘day-job’ and requires a lot of attention.
So why not have peace of mind by outsourcing your Health & Safety and HR needs? Speak to a member of the team on 0161 926 8519.
We’ll also conduct a free gap analysis to understand where you are as a business.