Anyone that has ever attempted an HR project internally, without experienced outside help, is nodding vigorously after reading the title of the post.
HR projects are difficult, no two ways about it. If timelines aren’t followed, or checklist items fall through the cracks, the entire HR project is in jeopardy. That’s why I highly recommend hiring a professional consultant to work through your latest HR transition. Whether it be a new HRIS implementation, a payroll overhaul, or a staffing review – working with an individual that has years of experience and dozens of complicated HR projects under their belt is critical.
Here are the four reasons why:
- Consultants can Help with Pre-project Planning
- Consultants Keep you on Track
- Consultants have Seen it All
- Consultants can Train Management and Staff
Once the system is selected and implemented, there is a steep usage learning curve from management on down. Even the HR department, those who will be the in-office experts in the system, will need training. The HR consultant can help the transition, so employees don’t feel confused or frustrated by the new system. This will reduce time wasted on general inquiries for the HR staff once the project is considered complete.
Don’t let issues with project planning, management, and training ruin your next HR project. There’s too much time and money at stake to leave anything to chance. Hire an HR consultant to run the show and the tame the beast.
This post originally appeared in HR Excellence Essentials.