The human resources function in companies continues to evolve and change especially with all the complexities being thrown at companies regarding the ACA, OSHA, compliance, and other legal issues.
Many companies that we work with don’t have the staff or the money to have a full-time human resources person so they turn those responsibilities over to an employee who is wearing several hats within that company. There are many instances when a complex HR issue arises and these people don’t know where to turn to get the expert guidance they need.
Many companies turn to web based HR portals for information but this can only help to a certain degree. It takes time and effort to try and research the issue at hand and many times it is difficult to find the right answer to the issue they are trying to address. Some companies will have to make calls to their attorneys to have questions answered and this can be very costly.
UNICO Group is proud to announce we are now offering UNICO HR Solutions to help companies save money and provide a trusted HR resource when they need one. Now instead of costly calls to an attorney or incomplete answers from the web you can have direct access to certified SPHR/PHR consultants with the HR Hotline. You can receive immediate guidance and best practices advice to handle the toughest HR solutions swiftly, and get right back to business.
In addition, UNICO HR Solutions offers web based training for employees and managers with over 200 on-demand courses. These courses cover six popular subject areas from employment to safety. They can be very useful for new-hire orientation or even continued education for employees throughout the year. These courses are professionally developed by Business and Legal Resources(BLR).
The other component is a comprehensive online HR Library which has step-by-step guides for federal and state law compliance, COBRA and FMLA, and thousands of invaluable templates, forms, guides, and online tools.
There are other benefits such as bi-weekly newsletters, state and federal compliance alerts, HRCI approved webinars, whitepapers and other valuable resources.
Why does it make sense to use a service like UNICO HR Solutions? It will save you money and lower your risk of employment related lawsuits. It will allow you to focus on your strategy and company so you aren’t spreading yourself too thin. It will improve your compliance. It is more and more risky these days to not be in compliance with all the regulations a business faces. Having a trusted resource to assist with this is just smart.
Many companies turn to UNICO HR Solutions because they realize they have a lack of experience in-house. Knowing your weaknesses is as important as knowing your strengths, so handing off a task you know you can’t handle properly to someone with expertise is a great business decision.
This also allows you to take advantage of technological advances with a large database to tap into without a significant investment. The employee training aspect of this will also affect your culture and improve safety.
UNICO HR Solutions makes sense as a way for small companies to transform and get expertise without hiring additional personnel at high salaries. For larger companies, compliance can be a big risk as can legal liability, so it can provide extra layers of protection. And if you do business with the government, compliance issues can turn into lawsuits, fines, and penalties very quickly.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me to learn more about UNICO HR Solutions and how it can help your company.
by Carl Zeutzius, CIC, CWCA
UNICO Group, Inc.