Human resources is the backbone of many small businesses. Recruiting and managing employees, administering health benefits, and ensuring a productive and effective office environment are critical for small business owners to ensure their business runs effectively and efficiently. While many enterprise-level companies have built-out HR departments, it's often difficult for small businesses to get the support they need. Budget and resource constraints can make developing an HR strategy and implementing it nearly impossible.
HR outsourcing is the answer. Human resource outsourcing (HRO) services take the burden of managing HR off a business's shoulders for a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time HR director. They are also useful for companies that have an in-house HR department; an HRO can help alleviate the workload placed on a company's overburdened HR department by handling recruiting, hiring, training, payroll and benefits administration.
Check out our recommendations for HR outsourcing firms below, including our best picks for different business use cases.