Sorting out employee benefits is a daunting task even for a dedicated human relations professional. Dozens of insurance companies vie for the business of a larger companies, and there are hundreds of different plans to choose from. Corporations doing business in the United States have even more to worry about. The Affordable Care Act mandates a certain level of coverage, and the act also requires certain plans to be taxed. Outside of the United States, things like 401ks (RRSP’s in Canada), paid vacations and other items may be part of an employee package. Getting some business benefits help makes sense. There are too many things for one individual or even a team of individuals to sort out.
Most human resources professionals know that this is part of their job. It is often one of the more enjoyable portions of their job, since many companies make this department responsible for severe disciplinary actions. The HR department is often the first and last department an employee deals with. If the employee is lucky, the separation is voluntary or due to retirement. If he is unlucky, there is usually only one reason. He is reluctantly being let go, as certain lawyers or corporate executives might say when firing someone.
Are you grappling with the Ottawa human resources regulations and standards? Hiring a good HRM consultant is the first step to resolving your problems and putting your company on the industry’s best practices map.
Hiring the best HR consulting services is without a doubt a difficult task, especially for first timers. However, you can make this process easy and stress-free by following the following tips when selecting an Ottawa HR consulting service. However, the list below is not limited and may include other factors that may be important to your specific business.
Experience: The experience of the consultant you want to hire is very important. Of course, not all providers have the same amount of experience. Suffice to say, one HR consultant may be well vast in a specific niche and not the other. Therefore, find out if the provider has provides similar services to other players in your industry.
Referrals: It goes without saying that experience will translate to many happy customers while lack of it will be eminently discovered from customer complaints and dissatisfaction. Get as many referrals as possible to be sure that you are working with a human resource consulting firm which has the right combination of skill and experience.
Statutory and Requirements: Does the firm you are interviewing for consideration have the necessary requirement? It should be licensed under the Ottawa business laws and regulations. Being a member of an accredited professional association is a welcome qualification as this shows your provider is trusted and reputed. These among other considerations can help you hire someone who will not only help you create a sound HR department, but also justify your expenditure.