franchising aspects Sep, 16 2009

Outsourcing HR services

Facing any difficulty in running a franchise. Do not worry, Speak to your franchisor. Franchisor is always there to support you in running the franchise. However, there are certain issues where the franchisee himself has to take to initiative. Recruiting

By Pallavi Majha
Chief Sub Editor
Outsourcing HR services

The success of a business depends upon the ability of its work force. It is important to hold a workforce comprising persons of natural aptitude, integrity and cohesiveness. Training, motivation and coordination are the successive ingredients needed to be injected into the force to make it effective and formidable. The process is difficult and cumbersome. To induct a team of persons bearing qualities above counted is not only arduous but unattainable. Hence the easy way out recommended is outsourcing of man-power.

Outsourcing of human resources will not only be financially helpful to the investor rather it will allow him time and energy to concentrate on business. The investor in this way will be adopting a steady recourse in laying the plinths of his business, and setting a level of expectations of his employees. Outsourcing helps investor in meeting out obligations in a timely and legal fashion.

Selecting right HR firm

Having decided about outsourcing your HR services, the foremost task before you is to select the right kind of HR firm. The HR providers should understand your business well  and match your business requirements. Here, I am sharing some tips for selecting a  right kind of HR firm:-     

  • Check out the range of outsourcing services it offers
  • Check if the firm understands your business well
  • The company’s HR experience
  • Flexibility of its contracts

Also before finalizing the firm be sure that the HR firm is an extension of your company culture, so try to find one that fits your image. Avoid a conservative HR firm that works mainly with financial institutions and law firms; this may not be a suitable match for your young, progressive business.

Services offered by HR outsourcing firms

For small business like franchising, outsourcing HR is a strategic tool that relieves entrepreneurs of HR responsibilities, and enables them to focus on main business.

  • Taking care of organizational structure and requirements of the staff
  • Keeping record of department objectives, goals, and strategies
  • Recruiting and providing training
  • Conducting employee orientation programs
  • Benefits administration

Benefits of HR outsourcing:

Let’s find out how outsourcing of human resources helps a franchisee:

  • Provides skilled professionals: The franchisee need not bother about training of the staff, as HR will take care of such things in advance.  
  • Beneficial from costs point of view: The outsourcing of human resources is cost effective
  • Maintains good employer-employee relationship – as the staff has not been directly appointed by the franchisee rather it has come from HR experts
  • Allows enough time to concentrate on core business. The recruitment of staff requires lot of efforts and time; outsourcing of staff saves the franchisee from this lengthy task

So, are u ready now, to hire the best professionals for your franchise business?

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