Friday, June 5, 2020

Outsourcing HR: What Benefits Does It Provide?

In simple terms, Human Resources (HR) essentially deals with anything regarding the people involved in a company. From payroll to talent development to recruitment, HR departments have a wide variety of tasks that require an array of skills and time to complete.

Almost every legitimate company with employees will have some form of HR personnel, and it’s essential the job is done correctly to ensure the people-aspect of a firm runs smoothly. Due to the pressure that’s sometimes placed on HR departments for such a wide scope of responsibilities, outsourcing HR has become increasingly popular. In fact, outsourcing HR has taken off so much it’s estimated to have grown to a colossal P165 billion, making it a worthwhile investment for a lot of businesses.

So, if you’re considering outsourcing your HR department but are unsure if it’s worth it, below you’ll discover some of the most significant benefits you can expect to gain.

Fresher perspective

Outsourcing your HR department to people outside of your company is a great way to achieve a brand-new perspective that you wouldn’t otherwise get. Experts in their field and able to offer a new way of doing things, outsourcing can be a brilliant step in terms of company growth and scope. To learn more about the overall recruitment process associated with outsourcing, reach out to Circa Logica Group to schedule a discussion, and discover the range of candidates that are out there.

Fresh eyes can notice things you may not have even considered, offering a potential new approach to HR and a greater chance of evolving and improving employee satisfaction.

More affordable in the long-run

If you outsource HR to people outside the employment of your company, you will significantly reduce the costings of things including workstations, insurances, training costs, and other overhead expenses. This will save you a lot of money in the long-run that could either be saved or spent on added benefits for your other employees you may have previously been unable to afford.

Regardless of what you choose to do with the excess money outsourcing could potentially give you in the long-run, you will have plenty of options available when the time comes. Better still, if you choose to further benefit your existing employees, employee satisfaction and gratitude is likely to increase and improve your company’s overall working environment!

Takes the pressure off legal compliance

As a typical HR department will have a variety of tasks they’re responsible for, it’s extremely difficult to find an in-house team that is fully qualified to complete every single task with meticulous precision and expertise. Legal regulations are constantly being updated and keeping up with everything can be tough even more the most long-standing team.

From payroll legalities to admin to recruitment, pressure can mount up and your existing HR department may find themselves with a consistently moving workload they’re unable to handle. So, by outsourcing some or all of these tasks to those who are specifically qualified to focus on these individual legalities, you’re not only eliminating some pressure but also putting these roles in the hands of people who really know what they’re doing.

The law stipulates certain regulations all companies have to comply with. If an HR department is already struggling to keep up-to-date with such legalities, compliance could be neglected and, if this is the case, your company could be in a lot of trouble in the eyes of the law. But by outsourcing, you’ll ensure your compliance is in good hands as well as decreasing the pressure for your existing HR department if you choose to keep them on board.

With outsourcing having significantly increased in popularity over recent years, it makes sense for you to be considering it as an option for your company. Whilst it may seem like a daunting step to take at first, it’s sure to provide substantial benefits in the long-run as long as you outsource to the right people.

Monday, February 10, 2020

"We're not HR, we are People Experience"

For a fast-moving HR consulting company like Circa Logica Group, digital transformation has come fast and furious. So has their HR transformation.

As you'd expect from a fast-moving, forward-thinking HR firm like Circa Logica Group, it is always looking at transforming itself. "There's a huge amount of change happening, in businesses and in the way we work. And what that translates to is that the workplace needs to evolve and how we do work," Joana Marzan, Senior Partner for People Experience, said.

Whether it's digitalization, AI or robotics, technology is changing jobs, teams and organisations. Circa Logica Group is making sure its partner-employees are ready for that change. To help make the future-proof, it focuses on four areas:

  • Talent agility – to move from where work is to where it will happen tomorrow
  • Continuous learning mindset – staying mentally agile
  • Teams and leadership – how teams work, how to make all teams like the best teams, play to strengths, build trust and have a shared sense of purpose
  • Fostering human networks – learning to leverage connections around me

"Circa Logica Group enabled HR outsourcing in Central Luzon built from its partner-clients' trust and confidence. All the technologies and methodologies we create, we use ourselves", she added. When it talks about the future of work, it is talking about changing the way it captures information, workflows and introduces new technology. "As we focus on Conscious Culture and pivoting to teams, we are also on that path of transformation digitally".

Part of that transformation involves HR itself. "We are not called Human Resources any more. We are called People Experience. That’s a reflection of the work we want to be doing going forward. Not just managing resources but how we can focus and pivot on internal teams and communities externally," she said.

Early in 2020, Circa Logica Group launched Leave-A-Legacy Program. This is an adoption and reinforcement of the Volunteer Time Off (VTO) offering 4 paid days off for partner-employees to volunteer their time for a non-profit cause and participate in community service projects with the aim to create significant social impact.