HR for Business

HR Consulting Programs for Businesses

Welcome to the HR consulting page. HR for Business offers predictive and preventive HR consulting to address the myriad of employee issues faced by today's business. We offer HR consulting in the following areas:

As your business grows, so too do your needs in the area of Human Resources. The challenge many emerging companies face, though, is that they may not be able to bring on a senior-level HR staff member early in their growth due to the cost associated with the employee’s salary and benefit package. Your company may choose to put off hiring for the HR function, instead relying on a combination of people to manage HR issues. Perhaps line managers handle hiring and staffing needs, an Office Manager oversees benefits and payroll – and a senior company representative handles more difficult employee relations matters. This may seem to work quite well for a time; however, there are potential pitfalls with this approach:

  • Your line manager may not possess the interview skills they she will need to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws relating to equal employment opportunity. She may have difficulties effectively screening resumes when sourcing new candidates. She may not know how to best learn about a potential employee’s achievements and performance in an interview setting. She may not know which type of interview questions to ask.
  • Your office manager may have so many competing responsibilities that he misses serious problems with a payroll run. He may not fully understand the critical importance of Form I-9 record-keeping. He may struggle with overtime pay requirements or compliance with C.O.B.R.A. regulations. He may not know the expectations around HIPAA with respect to employee files. Finally, he may simply be so overwhelmed with the day to day requirements of his job that he is unable to effectively manage HR operational issues.
  • You may be the COO of your growing firm, and one of the areas that you manage is employee relations. As your company grows, you may find that too much of your time is dedicated to managing employee issues. Further, there may be problems that are outside of your comfort zone – a discrimination allegation, or a sexual harassment complaint, for instance. You could very well find yourself in a situation where you are devoting so much time to HR-related issues that you are compromising your effectiveness in your role as COO.

HR for Business offers customized solutions designed to address the HR consulting needs of your growing company in an efficient and cost-effective way. We will work with you to determine what your firm’s specific needs may be. Perhaps you need an HR audit initially, followed by monthly HR consulting ranging from 10 to 40 hours. You may be in a situation where you know that you need to bring an HR person on, but you are looking for guidance in the hiring process. Or, you may require assistance with an Employee handbook. Whatever your needs, contact us today at 617 501-4812 and we can help.