Why HR shouldn’t be an afterthought

by | Jul 1, 2020 | News

As you will know, we are all going through big changes right now – both in our professional and personal lives. The current situation we are facing is new to all of us, which is why it is important that if you are a business owner you are making the best decisions possible for your business and staff. There is no doubt that the current furlough scheme has helped alleviate a lot of pressure for both staff and business owners. However, furloughing your staff may have an impact on your business or even on your staff’s well-being. Also, for business owners and those who are still currently in employment, it’s important that you feel supported with the right information and advice. Outsourced HR is a great way for your business to receive continuous support. This blog will touch on the main benefits of engaging with an HR company and conclude why it is best not to leave your HR until the last minute!

Increased efficiency  

Engaging in a HR company from the off-set or early on down the line will help increase efficiency levels within the business. This is because, as a business owner or manager, you often face a lot of tasks that can distract from your main duties. By outsourcing tasks such as payroll services and staffing needs to your HR department you can save yourself a lot of time which can be better spent on focusing on what you do best. As well, you are likely to face more questions and potential queries from your employees which makes it more important that you feel supported. Happy employees equals a happy working environment which leads to increased productivity and efficiency within the business!

Reduced cost

As we all know, time equals money! Through outsourcing your HR in a controlled retainer, you will free up the time to grow the business and take care of day-to-day responsibilities. Engaging with a professional HR company before a problem occurs rather than in response to it, can save you from sticky situations which may end up being costly, such as tribunals.

Happy staff

Last but not least, one of the really important reasons that you should not leave your HR until the last minute is for the sake of your employees. Whether your staff are being furloughed during this time or they are back in work, the well-being of your staff should be a high priority of the business if you want to maintain a happy and healthy work environment. Through engaging with a HR company from the off-set, you are ensuring that the right levels of support are there for staff should you need them.

To conclude, we hope you can see the benefits of engaging with a professional HR company for your business and why it is important not to leave it until the last minute.

At Spire HR we have a professional team of experienced HR representatives who are qualified to CIPD Level. We have a variation of retainers available to suit different budgets and business needs.

For more information or to have a chat with one of our HR specialists, give us a call on 01925 626253 or email info@spirehr.co.uk.

As we had recently come up against some difficult staffing issues which we had not experienced before, Ellen Parkin at Spire HR was recommended to us by one of our business partners to guide and assist us with the complex HR legalities we needed to adhere to.

Ellen was very efficient and professional and gave us instant confidence that she would be able to competently provide the help we needed. Ellen was readily accessible via email or telephone throughout the whole process and gave us the vital lifeline we needed during a very emotive and stressful time. Spire HR realised that as an SME, we had to balance the commercial viability for HR consultancy with the expertise and guidance we needed and Ellen was open and honest from the outset, providing a cost-effective and professional service. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Spire HR to anyone.


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AGP have used Spire HR Solutions Limited for numerous matters relating to HR issues for both ourselves and clients of the practice. I have always found them to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful and to be very responsive to our needs.

Spire is now the practice’s first point of contact for any HR issues we encounter and I would certainly recommend them to anyone in need of assistance with any HR matters.


Ellen has helped streamline procedures and provide greater controls through her extensive knowledge and professional dedication, which has enabled me to concentrate on my main objective, growing the business.

I would say ‘key’ to her service is the confidence she provides with the HR guidance, I know without doubt that when dealing with my employees I follow the correct procedure and staff feel confident that they have the right HR support. The guidance on our bonus structure and appraisal scheme is one of many examples in which Ellen’s guidance has been invaluable.

I have been pleased with work Ellen has done for us and would not hesitate to recommend her to others. She provides a high quality, professional service and is very responsive to the needs of a small, growing organisation.