Whether you are a small company with no human resource presence or a more mature organization with a small HR team, outsourcing some or all of your HR requirements can make great financial sense and is a smart approach to building capability and capacity in a critical function.
HR consultants deliver the full spectrum of HR services, from strategy through to execution. Our approach is to immediately resolve any burning HR issues that are creating pressure in the organization, while identifying other areas that should be considered to improve overall performance. This sustainable business model allows you to turn up or down the engagement as your business needs change.
Our broad team of Senior HR Leaders, HR Business Partners and HR Generalists become part of your team, either virtually or in-house. This allows them to develop relationships and understand your organization’s unique culture and values, with an added focus on embedding skills and capabilities to your internal team.
We manage the complete HR function within your organization by assigning a team of senior and operational consultants to operate as embedded resources. This sustainable model provides long-term support on as “as needed” basis, often in very small monthly amounts or when new issues arise (ex. legislative compliance deadlines).
Many clients find great piece of mind in knowing that their HR is taken care of and often continue this engagement over the long-term.
This is a typical starting point for many client engagements, and helps to map out future requirements. With that said, we require no commitment from you to proceed beyond the health check. It can be a helpful tool to understand your compliance risks across different jurisdictions, or how your policies compare to other organizations.
We will provide you with a detailed report that indicates both minimum legislated standards and best practices for each area.
With your people as most significant investment, strategic HR planning must be an integrated component of your business plan. Our Senior HR Leaders can help with the following strategic HR initiatives:
Acting as an in-house resource, our recruiting professionals will help to develop a targeted recruitment strategy, while at the same time provide increased visibility and branding for your organization.
We typically bill only for hours used and there is no limit to the number of hires we can support. We generally find that cost-per-hire is much lower than external recruiters, and we can address other areas of support while delivering on recruitment priorities.
We will help to define compensation structures that are best suited for your organization. The Business Sherpa Group’s unique partnership with BenchMarket also provides our clients with exclusive access to compensation data.
Ensuring that employees have clearly defined expectations that align with the company’s vision, mission and values, will help them understand how their role contributes to the company’s overall success.
Employee engagement is an area where employers have tremendous opportunity to enhance business performance, but it can also be one of the most challenging areas to address if a team has become disconnected and misaligned.
Our experienced Senior HR Leaders will help your managers get more connected with their teams, and will work to develop a performance management process that aligns with your business goals.
These legislations have proactive implementation and reporting requirements, with substantial fines and penalties for non-compliance.
The Business Sherpa Group has built up a strong repository of experience, skills, resources and tools to help our clients address these requirements and meet the thresholds of implementation and reporting (including developing policies, conducting assessments, and training staff).
We tailor the session to the specific environments and unique challenges of your organization. For real cultural change to take place, the learning needs to be integrated in your business environment, so we look to build practices into how you operate over time.
Some of the sessions we offer:
BenchMarket is a leading provider of specialized compensation related guidance, advice and market intelligence. The Business Sherpa Group and BenchMarket have formed an exclusive partnership that offers eligible BSG clients with a unique opportunity to access benchmark salary data for specific roles for free or at greatly reduced pricing.
Their TechEdge Survey for the technology sector includes salary data, employment benefits and best practices for over 800 roles and levels in both large and small companies, with a customized regional focus in Ottawa, GTA and Waterloo. Their Association Compensation Study is a new innovative survey with pre-published data for Association/NGO sectors in Ottawa and the GTA.
BSG provided the skilled and senior level competency we needed to strengthen our finance and HR departments. Their very knowledgeable experts fit in wonderfully with our existing team and provided the guidance and training that enabled us to have senior level expertise within a budget we could afford.
Fairtrade Canada hired Business Sherpa Group to assist us in the recruitment of a new Executive Director. BSG worked with us to ensure we had the right job description and profile as a first step in successful recruitment. They then successfully managed the posting and promotion of the job which led to a fantastic number of qualified applicants. They led the sorting of candidates based on pre-defined criteria and the initial screening interviews. During this process they consulted with our board to ensure that we were aligned in our expectations. The result is that they presented 6 highly qualified and well suited candidates for interviews by our Board. Their expertise enabled our board to be involved in the process without having to do the heavy lifting required when hiring. For our volunteer board this was extremely valuable and the process was very cost effective. I would highly recommend these services to others who are looking to streamline their recruitment process.