A well-known purchased service, in addition to those provided by a virtual assistant
, is human resources. Are you the owner - or do you have an office manager - who also does the payroll and “HR stuff”? Small and medium-sized businesses owners must consider the laws regarding employment. You have to be extremely careful when terminating someone, even though Indiana is a right-to-work state. Should your employee(s) be paid hourly or on a salary? Do you have to pay overtime? Are you up on all the latest changes that seem to occur on a constant basis?
An HR consultant is a must if you don’t have a human resources professional on staff. There are many companies who act as your HR Department. A couple companies I recommend are HR Alternative Consulting
and C & S Consulting
. They, and other similar companies, provide all the necessary paperwork, procedures and most important, knowledge. You’ll have a professional who will consult with you or actually do the hiring and terminations for you. They will also keep you current on employment law and basically keep you out of the courtroom! Most will provide project-based or retainer-based contracts.
Business owners (I am one, so I know this) often think they can handle everything. So as a fellow small business owner (even if you have only 1 employee), I strongly encourage you to consult with an HR professional on a regular basis. They will become an integral member of your business professional advisors.