How small employers can improve HR

Posted by Emily Kubis on Fri, Jan 26, 2018 @ 08:01

Two ways for small businesses to become more strategic

The fragmented HR ecosystem presents challenges to small and mid-sized employers. Compliance is key but regulations are ever-changing, and HR policies are the foundation of your workplace, so it’s important to get them right.

A recent study conducted by Paychex found that 20 percent of small employers have little to no confidence in their HR abilities, specifically in onboarding, employee classification and background checks.

Further, the report notes most small businesses lack the structure and technology to automate their current manual processes. Only 30 percent of small businesses use technology for onboarding, and 38 percent still track time and attendance manually.

With manual processes comes human error, which further adds to the low confidence levels experienced by most small businesses when it comes to HR. Further, uncertainty about whether these processes are conducted correctly can lead to costly penalties and fines.

Here are two ways small organizations can address these issues:


For companies that lack a full-time HR staff, outsourcing these responsibilities can be the most cost-effective approach. BernieHR provides on-demand HR consulting to small and mid-sized organizations, ensuring confidence that regulatory items are handles correctly and allowing business leaders to focus on business growth and attracting the right talent.


HR technology has made it easier to automate transactional HR processes, like onboarding, offboarding, paid time off and time and attendance. By tackling these responsibilities with technology, business leaders can spend more time focusing on strategic business needs. Bernard Health clients have access to BerniePortal, an industry-leading benefits and HR platform that streamlines HR and benefits.

Learn more about BernieHR and BerniePortal by clicking below.

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