Mighty oaks may grow from little acorns, and Professional People Management advises that businesses make sure their roots are secure.
At Professional People Management (PPM) we’ve made it our business to provide other companies with robust human resource strategies that are tailor-made for them.
We work with companies of all sizes and experience: from large organisations that are well established, to very small ventures that are just starting out.
If you’ve just set up your own business, you may be tempted to try and look after your own HR services, especially if you’re running a small to medium-sized enterprise with a limited budget. But you could leave yourself open to more significant problems later down the line if you try to cut corners when dealing with such a sensitive area of the business. It’s an easy trap to fall into, as most companies start with a tiny number of employees and no immediate concerns about human resource management.
But at what stage does a business become big enough to need an HR strategy? The answer, you may be surprised to hear, is as soon as you take on your first employee. If you have people working for you, then you need to make sure you are compliant with the many legal issues that come with being an employer.
You may feel completely out of your depth if you’ve never dealt with HR issues before, it’s an area that many businesses are unsure of, but the worst thing you can do is bury your head in the sand and carry on regardless. While you may not be knowledgeable about HR, the internet means that many employees are aware of their rights and will soon expose an area of weakness.
It’s better to take a proactive approach to HR and bring in a specialist before you need one, rather than when you have a crisis on your hands. Some HR providers offer the same advice, procedures and policies to each of their clients, at PPM we decided to provide a unique approach to HR support. We don’t offer off-the-shelf HR packages; we recognise that every company is different, and work alongside each of our clients to build HR systems and strategies that fit their organisational needs.
And while we will focus on ensuring you are legally compliant, and that your employees’ needs are respected, the professional and practical solutions that we offer will first and foremost focus on the needs of your business.
But we don’t have to be with you from the start. If you already have an HR system in place but require additional expertise on a specific HR issue, we’re more than happy to work on specialist projects on an ad-hoc basis.
If we have not met up with you yet to discuss how we can help support your business needs, please contact us – we’d welcome the opportunity to have a chat.