Back to School: Training Outside of the Classroom

August 07, 2018 / by Rico Perez posted in HR Outsourcing, Human Resources, Making & Saving More Money, Internal & External Human Capital

As August approaches, the thought of “back to school time” looms for parents and kids alike!  There is a sense of excitement in the air, the thought of learning something new, trying something different, or showing what you are made of! There is something to be said about going back to school!

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HR Advocacy: Bridging the Gap Between the Employer & Employee

June 26, 2018 / by TeNita Bryant posted in HR Outsourcing, Human Resources, Employers, Determining Strengths & Weaknesses, Internal & External Human Capital

You ever feel like there is a tug of war between the employee and you, the employer? Often, an employee's ideas and efforts to bring value to an organization don't necessarily align with the employer’s organizational goals or objectives. Sometimes, what the employee needs is very different from what the employer expects. That’s where HR becomes a critical piece to this puzzle. HR can use this as an opportunity to make vast cultural changes to your organization.

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A Remedy for Sleepless Nights: 3 Reasons Why HR Truly Matters

April 17, 2018 / by Kellee Perez posted in HR Outsourcing, Compliance, Removing the Stress of It All, Delegate

Hiring the right people, firing, disciplinary actions, administering benefits, monitoring employee performance, issues related to compliance, muddling through an ineffective recruiting process, that employee manual that hasn’t been updated in 4 years...I mean I could literally go on all day listing the things that I’ve heard Presidents of companies, CEO’s and other executive’s (who’ve been kinda-sorta designated as HR) describe as some of their everyday headaches and things that keep them up at night. 

While it’s true that most small and even some mid-sized companies don’t need an HR department, it certainly does not mean that there shouldn’t be an HR person or strategy in place because ALL of the things mentioned above…it's ALL HR! So, if you’re one of those employers or managers that’s up at night worrying about HR stuff, here are 3 reasons why a sound HR function should truly matter to you:

(Spoiler alert: a restful night could be in your near future)

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Wearing 10 Different Hats? You Don’t Have To!

February 06, 2018 / by Rico Perez posted in HR Outsourcing, Outsource, Human Resources, Employers, Business Planning

Does the HR Department in your organization exist? (Click here to view The Top 10 HR Mistakes All Employers MakeI mean really exist…or is it merely one of the many hats that you wear from time to time?  What if you changed clothes every time you changed hats?  Wear a power suit when you are making important “business” decisions, a hard hat and flannel shirt while you are getting your hands dirty on the factory floor, or business casual attire while you are handling your HR functions!  Sounds silly, but unfortunately, this is exactly what most Small Business Owners and or HR Managers face every day! 

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Save Time & Money: A look at the advantages of outsourcing your HR services

November 17, 2017 / by Cheryl Perez posted in Save Time, Save Money, HR Outsourcing, Outsource

When companies choose to outsource their HR services, they create opportunities to focus more intently on issues that matter to employees, says Cheryl Cooper Perez, President and Director of Sales at BIG-HR. They are no longer burdened by the many administrative responsibilities that employers must manage in order to hit the moving target that is HR compliance.

“When you can outsource that task to an expert who is on top of these frequent policy changes, you reduce your risk of being out of step with the latest rules and regulations that govern employers,” Perez says. “You’re now able to focus more closely on the well-being and experience of your employees and what you can do to build a stronger culture in your company.”
 
Companies that decide not to utilize a trained professional and instead rely on the CFO, office manager or other position to handle HR duties may not be aware of the risk this move creates for their organization. 

Smart Business spoke with Perez about why outsourcing has become a valuable tool to help companies manage their HR responsibilities.
 
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Protect your business: The cost of employment lawsuits and how to avoid them

November 17, 2017 / by Kellee Perez posted in HR Outsourcing, Lawsuits, Employers, Removing the Stress of It All

Employment lawsuits have risen more than 400 percent in the past 20 years, according to Bloomberg Law Reports. The publication also found that if an employment lawsuit is filed against the employer in federal court, statistically there is a 16 percent chance that the employee will win more than $1 million and an almost 70 percent chance the employee will win at least $165,000. The average lawsuit award is in the area of $500,000.
 
“It is essential that employers have good policies in place that protect the company against lawsuits,” says Kellee Perez, an Account Executive at BIG-HR . “Ownership and management needs to have a clear understanding of how to apply these HR policies so that the company can make informed decisions when a situation arises. The impact of a single lawsuit on a business can be devastating.”

Smart Business spoke with Perez about best practices to avoid being hit with an employment lawsuit.
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