Growing a business without HR expertise is challenging at best, and a constant uphill struggle at worst. If you’ve ever had to tackle a people issue on your own, you’ll know just how stressful and time consuming it can be. Between trying to manage your legal obligations, and meeting your operational requirements, managing your team and firefighting people issues can become part of your everyday routine if you’re not careful.
There is always the option to call upon help on an ad-hoc basis, and there can be real value in that approach. But if you’re ready to raise the bar on HR, and give yourself the valuable gift of peace of mind along the way, then it might be time for you to start a retainer relationship with us at Meraki HR. This could be the HR secret weapon that you need. Here’s what our clients tell us about why they love HR Oxygen;
You get to know and trust Meraki HR so that we can get straight to the heart of any of your people issues
If you’ve ever outsourced work to a consultant in the past, you’ll know that there’s often a steep learning curve called ‘getting to know each other’ before you can really get down to business, the right foundations have to be laid. The consultant must gain an understanding of how your business operates, and they need to find out what your business is all about, warts and all.
So if you have a pressing HR issue and you’re working with someone who you’ve never worked with before each time something happens, it’s inevitable that you aren’t going to immediately hit the ground running. When you’re using our HR Oxygen retainer services though, this isn’t a problem. You get to know us, and we get to know you and what’s right for your business. We know how you do things, You trust us to make the right decisions with you, and you know that our advice is keeping you legal. It’s not difficult to see the massive difference this will make.
You don’t have to face the prospect of hunting down a skilled professional when something goes wrong
Leaders often don’t expect to go into work on any given morning and find themselves faced with handling the fall-out of an HR issue. These things happen though, and it’s vital that you’re ready to respond ASAP. Many issues can spiral out of control if you don’t formulate a fit-for-purpose solution within a quick timescale.
By the time you’ve contacted your business peers, asked for recommendations, and managed to get hold of someone who has a solution, serious damage might have already been done. When you have an HR expert on speed dial who you can get in touch with easily, there’s no panicking and there’s no fuss. You’ve already got your plan in place, and you know that Meraki HR will know just what to do and how to do it.
You’re probably going to save yourself a chunk of cash
Contrary to popular (though very much dated) belief, HR isn’t all about soft tactics that can’t be measured in terms of true business success. The best HR professionals understand their role in contributing to the bottom line of your business and play a role in helping you to smash your strategic objectives.
And we know that you have a keen eye on your costs. Yet another benefit of working on a retainer basis is that you can take advantage of some extremely savvy cost savings. You’ll know what you’re paying each month, so you’ll never face any nasty surprises.
Leaders who are mindful of the importance of their people practices might have an HR professional in mind who can help them when things go wrong. But leaders who have really stepped up their game and are ready for whatever their business throws at them, are already working with us on a retainer basis.
We work with a wide variety of clients across Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northants, Bucks along the A34 and M40 corridor, including Milton Keynes, The Chilterns, The Costwolds, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Oxford, Banbury, Birmingham, High Wycombe, Leamington Spa, Newbury, Slough, Warwick.
We would love to get to know you and learn about your business and how our HR Oxygen retained support could help you to deliver your business goals, so contact us now and let’s get the conversation started. Click here for the Meraki HR Oxygen Service pricing plan.