How to Choose an HR Firm

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Are you a small to mid-size business that’s in need of an external HR firm that can partner with you and assist with various human resource matters? If you’ve started looking at options, you’ve no doubt come to realize that the market is highly saturated with potential solutions. While this can be overwhelming the simple reality, the best way to find the right fit for your organization is to focus on key attributes determining if a firm is suitable for your needs. At Pivot HR, we believe in making human resources simple. To help you find the right fit, we’ve compiled a list of 5 things to consider when choosing an HR partner. Read on to learn more!

1. Do They Understand Your World?

While many of the key HR requirements are similar regardless of the type of business or organization you run, the realities faced by a small business vs a multi-million dollar corporation are quite different. You’ll want to partner with a firm that understands the unique ins and outs of your world and is able to pivot to best suit your needs by building a custom HR plan that fits your organization’s culture.

2. They’re Qualified
This is non-negotiable. Any firm you partner with should be properly certified and qualified to handle any areas that they assist you in. At Pivot HR, for example, our team members carry a wide variety of certifications to make sure that you’re always getting the best assistance informed by the most up to date, relevant information. If a potential firm is reluctant to share its qualifications or previous experience, it’s a sure sign to move on.

3. Accessibility

An HR partner is only as good as their communication and reachability. An experienced HR consultant fully understands just how important it is to be available to their clients. Make sure your chosen partner clearly lays out their approach to communication and is able to answer your questions/requests in a timely matter.

4. Their Services Suits Your Needs

Different HR consultancies may specialize in certain areas, where others will have a more generalized approach. If you know your exact needs, be sure to find a partner that’s able to assist you directly, and if you’re unsure as to what you need, ensure that your HR firm is able to conduct a workplace audit that will create a guiding path forward.

5. Their Solutions Are Practical

Finally, your chosen HR partner should be able to go beyond textbook knowledge and offer solutions that suit your exact needs, as well as the specific circumstance faced by your organization and industry. While cookie-cutter answers may well be the right path on occasion, you want a partner that is dynamic and prepared to step up to the plate when it matters most!

Partner with Pivot HR

With decades of industry experience behind us, Pivot HR knows that finding the right HR partner is a must for the success of any business. We believe in partnering closely with our clients to develop a proactive and thorough plan designed to meet your specific needs.

Pivot HR is pleased to offer our clients in British Columbia and Toronto the following services:

  • Coaching
  • Workplace investigations
  • Talent sourcing, hiring, and retention
  • Advisory services
  • Corporate leadership and executive training
  • Anti-bullying and harassment, and more.

Learn more about HR advisory services by contacting our team today.

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