28 Apr HR Services Help With Unfamiliar Territory
There are several areas of administrative services that are often outsourced to ASO companies, but human resources is by far one of the most common. Human resources only services, or HRO, are an attractive subset of many professional employment organizations or administrative services outsourcing companies. HRO services allow even robust and fully staffed global enterprises access to expertise and consulting, along with legal advice when necessary. Although these services are useful to a variety of organizations, they’re most often used when operations are being expanded into new jurisdictions.
Human Resources consultants are usually engaged for a few different reasons. The first is to directly advise and develop HR and benefits policies and programs. The second reason is to access a global network of attorneys and to handle litigation if necessary. The third is to adapt company policies and messages so that they’re appropriate for target languages and cultural environments. There are also other services HRO companies provide, so contact an expert if none of the above seem applicable to your own enterprise.
HR and Benefits
HR and benefits terminology and laws differ from one jurisdiction to another. Some terms that are legally viable in one country may not be in another, or they might have an unintended meaning. It’s important to look at each piece of language relating to employee contracts or benefits packages with a global perspective before the onboarding process is initiated. These complications only multiply when translations or localizations are involved.
It’s also important to consider the social and government benefits offered in each country in order to determine the best benefits packages. Health insurance may not be as attractive as some other benefits in a country with a socialized healthcare system, for example. Engage human resources only services to provide the advice you need to attract the best talent in any jurisdiction.
Nearly every jurisdiction, be it a state or nation, has a set of legal guidelines that direct the behavior of employers before, during and after the onboarding process. It is often impractical to train existing staff in the procedures and laws required for each new expansion region. It’s also costly to hire experts, not to mention that, in order to do so, you often need knowledge of the very systems you’re struggling to understand. In these situations, it’s best to hire a global HR consulting and legal service. Forming these types of business partnerships is often much simpler than hiring employees. You also gain access to a global network of trained advisors employed by the company, along with all of their business and legal contacts.
Language and Culture
Sometimes all you need to be successful in a new territory is an understanding of common HR practices and the subtleties of the local language. A company that offers human resources only services will have the regional sensitivity your organization might lack. That gets you coveted initial credibility with prospective employees and allows you to offer the most attractive employment opportunities in a comfortable and natural way.
Forming a partnership with one of these HR only services gives you the knowledge you need to expand. It also gives you a valuable ally as you enter unfamiliar territory. Contact a provider to learn more.