5 Reasons to Hire Interim HR

Recruitment, HR Consulting Services, Hire Interim HR, HR Basics

Author: Dean Hunter

Published: 7th November 2016

At some point, every business will have a need for an interim professional. Managers have to decide whether the long in-house recruitment process is worth the time, money and effort, or whether a consultancy firm is the most affordable option. When it comes to HR, it can be exceptionally difficult to find and retain talent. That leaves many businesses with a gap in one of the most crucial departments of the company.

Finding an HR or recruitment professional to plug the gap can be a lengthy process – but there’s still work to be done in the meantime. That’s where an interim advisor from a specialist company can help. Take a look at some of the reasons why hiring an interim is the perfect solution.

  1. Hire an Expert

You wouldn’t mess about with your own IT or accounts so it’s always best to hire an expert. Even hiring your own staff may lead to situations where you don’t have the expertise and skills to support them or answer their questions as they work to increase your businesses profitability.

You will not maximise your company growth without the right fundamentals in place; this is why so many managers spend hours on the phone daily fire fighting people issues.

  1. No long term commitment

Hiring an interim HR specialist is the way to support the business without making a long term commitment to hiring a new employee or to the consulting firm. If the budget won’t stretch to a new full time staff member, an interim can plug the gaps until you’re ready to make the hire. It’s also a great option for short term cover, such as maternity cover, sick cover or in the event of an employee resignation. So ask the question will you need this person long term or are you likely to need a blend of skills?

  1. Ongoing training and career development

Interim professionals are constantly updating their skillset and taking part in training courses. If you hire from a trusted company which looks after its employees, you can rest assured that the staff member will be well trained and well rewarded. As interims are constantly working on new projects, they will be able to apply a range of knowledge and bring a new perspective to the business.

  1. Flexibility

In your business you are likely to need recruitment, training, pay and benefits and some strategic hr support. You will never find these skills in one person so interim consulting can offer you a combination of different skills from the same company without having to hire a full team yourself. One size doesn’t fit all and no one HR professional can cover the bases.

  1. Cost effective

Hiring an interim staff member is always a cost effective option. You’ll be able to side-line the growing cost of hiring a new employee, which includes searching for talent, interviewing and the commitment to a salary, pension and company benefits. You only have the interim when you need them.

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