Small business HR requirements don’t always justify hiring an in-house HR team or specialist. Nevertheless, HR is still critical for effectively operating businesses of all sizes. So, in the absence of an HR department, HR responsibilities still need to be completed by a trained individual.

In this article, we’ll explore what HR training for small businesses entails and how HR outsourcing can be an effective alternative.


What HR does a small business need?

No matter the size of your business, human resources management plays an integral role in its ongoing success. Certain fundamental HR functions are vital for the effective operation and legal compliance of businesses of all sizes.

Even small businesses need to address the following key HR tasks.


  • Recruitment
  • Employee onboarding
  • Employee training and development
  • Payroll management
  • Performance management
  • Legal compliance
  • Employee relations
  • Health and safety compliance
  • HR policies

If your small business cannot justify the luxury of a dedicated HR team, it may be the business owner or other team members who take on these duties, necessitating investment in HR training for small businesses. However, training in the above areas would be extensive and time-consuming, potentially diverting time and resources from managing and growing your business.


What alternatives are there to HR training?

A popular alternative to HR training is HR outsourcing. Rather than investing in HR training for you or your staff, you pay to outsource your requirements to external HR experts. Most HR outsourcing services offer a range of flexible and cost-effective service plans, allowing you to choose a service level that best meets your requirements. Outsourcing time-consuming HR tasks helps to free up your and your team’s time to focus on core business functions. When you train employees who are not HR specialists in completing HR tasks, there can be a steep learning curve. In comparison, outsourcing your HR requirements gives you access to advice from HR experts. This approach ensures more efficient and legally compliant HR operations and minimises the risk of costly mistakes.


HR training for small business with People Based Solutions

At People Based Solutions, we offer HR outsourcing services to small businesses based in Warrington, the North West, and further afield. Our affordable HR outsourcing service plans are a cost-effective alternative to hiring an HR specialist or investing in HR training. We offer three service levels: our basic HR Assistant plan, our popular HR Professional plan, or our flexible Pay-as-you-Go HR  advice service.

So, contact our team of experts if you need help managing your small business’s HR policies or strategic, operational, or legal HR requirements. We have the knowledge, resources, and tools to handle your requirements efficiently.

To find out more about the range of HR services we offer here at People Based Solutions, give our team a call on 01925 202 217.

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