FAQ's

How many employees should a company have before there is a need for an HR department?

  • As organizations grow, there is a need to administer HR, but that does not mean an HR department is necessary NOR does it mean you will fill all of your HR needs, expertise and gaps with this one person
  • Typically, any organization, even those with as few as 10 employees, need someone to tend to the employment related issues. Such a person is often in the position of Controller or Office/Store Manager and asked to know far too much in a field that is complex and critical to running an effective compliant business. They are spread too thin and are  inadequately prepared to handle complex employment related issues. Online Consulting is your answer and/or utilizing our packages that best suit your needs.
  • Outsourcing this function could be the answer to solving your HR issues.
  • Self Help is your preference?  Check out our convenient packages that will best suit your needs from policies/procedures, handbooks to, power points, webinars, tools/templates and step by step "how to's" for those difficult meetings related to discipline, performance, harassment...No better source of comprehensive HR management practices

How does HR Websource consulting work for an organization when they are not part of the organization day to day?

  • Don't feel "out there" on your own...HR Websource IS your HR partner....either through complete "self help" material that guides you start to finish through our special packages or.... Online Consulting can meet your needs on multiple levels for those day to day questions and more strategic complex aspects of the field
  • HR Websource provides a variety of areas of expertise and methods to assist in day to day operations through the various packages and tools/templates
  • HR Websource serves as a mentor to that person on staff that handles day to day employment questions, so that person can appropriately and comfortably handle the situations they encounter
  • This site  provides updated, best practice HR related information in one convenient location and those that require access to HR experts without having to hire the expertise needed to adequatley address an issue, question or management/employee problem of any type
  • This site could serve as a "mentor" for your person on site that deals with HR issues, for continuous learning and best practices while providing, guidance and useful tools and templates
  • HR Websource is connected with an HR experienced professional with over 25 years of experience in the field in a variety of organizations/businesses. Find out more about the expertise through JBM Consulting

Who benefits from an online HR consulting service such as HR Websource?

  • HR professionals & Leaders who want some additional resources to make their overwhelming tasks simpler
  • Any business or organization that would like to have access to the proper practices as well as the latest in best practices and tools that can be modified as desired
  • Any professional who wants access to cost effective methods of training supervisors and staff
  • Anyone who has HR questions and issues that would like access to an HR expert for advice
  • Anyone who may need help with employee problem solving; conflict resolution; harassment/discrimination issues or investigations, performance management/disciplinary action parameters for decision making and help with approaching employees and when assistance is needed for hiring best practices, appropriate questions to ask, other compliance information
  • Leaders who desire professional development through our  Professional Career Coaching
  • Those seeking change management that can be effectively implemented

How much does something like this cost?

  • Consulting on an “as needed” basis can be handled on a flat rate annual fee with a certain amount of hours committed to that organization for that fee. See Online Consulting for details; Very affordable, very comprehensive
  • Materials have been packaged to be most cost effective recognizing what is necessary for different sizes of business and levels of HR expertise
  • HR Websource is designed to accomodate different level of needs and budgets..a variety of options to purchase modules together or separate are available

What types of leadership development opportunities are available through HR Websource?

  • One on one Coaching is becoming an increasingly more important method of retaining the best by developing them to optimize behavior traits and performance. Click here to learn more: Online Consulting and/or Professional Coaching
  • More and more organizations realize that retaining employees and offering professional/personal development to improve performance is the most cost effective way to go.  HR Websource offers a unique on line Professional Coaching opportunity providing an opportunity for those professionals that have trouble "getting away" from the office... coaching online
  • Coaching online is available, including live interactions and multiple methods of improvements that produce results
  •  Learn more through our Leadership/ HR professional package

What constitutes HR functions?

  • The functions include such things as compliance, recruiting, orienting new employees, writing (compliant/functional) job descriptions, performance management, recordkeeping requirements; as well as writing policies...HR Websource provides all of the tools you need to assist with this function through our variety of packages, Tools & Templates and Online Consulting
  • Professional development such as Professional Career Coaching as well as our valuable and popular series of Webinars  is also available through HR Websource.

How do I know what I need for my organization?

  • HR Websource provices a series of highly valued, client favorite assessments that quickly identifies those most vulnerable areas and makes recommendations as to what to focus on and why
  • Curious? Start with our  FREE Quick HR Assessment
  • Want comprehensive review of your organization?  Go to our client favorite Assessments
  • If you do nothing else, you need to consider the HR Assessment which is comprehensive in nature and will save you time and provide you with a focus to prioritize what you may need to do to improve in this area

What is the value of having such HR functions in place?

Where do we  begin with this response?  Well for starters: Compliance, reducing likelihood of a lawsuit, strong and effective management/business practices, effective, compliant recruitment strategies, higher levels of professionalism and performance, reduced likelihood of turnover and conflict,... basically NO business or organization can risk being without

I need an HR structure. What would HR Websource do to help with that?

  • HR Websource helps you determine the expectations of those key business managers that realize the need but not sure as to the details necessary
  • Compliance issues will be identified allowing you to prioritize the types of skills needed for someone to handle HR functions
  • HR Websource offers Assessments as the answer to identify and priortize your needs
  • Feel free to get the help you need to think through the process...consider utilize the expertise of JBM through Online Consulting

It seems easier just to hire someone on staff to handle this work. Why shouldn’t I?

  • The cost of a well experienced full time HR professional is often not always money well spent, since the needs of smaller organizations require the level of expertise HR Websource provides but within budgets easy to handle
  • When trouble lurks, the level of expertise you need is significant; An experienced consultant can plug right in and set up a process to resolve the issues
  • Most organizations that insist on hiring this position have found this to be true. Not only are strong HR professionals paid significant salaries, but a well experienced person would likely not be energized by small organizations since the need for their service on an ongoing basis is simply not there
  • There have been many businesses that tried hiring a full time person, but quickly see the voids in experience level and they realized it doesn’t work completely… they now use JBM Consulting,  Online Consulting and/or other resources on HR Websource to guide them through the management of our most valuable assets..our employees!

We use attorneys. Why would we need an HR consultant?

  • Attorneys are still part of your HR challenges, however HR Websource offers a variety of policies and practices that will keep this need to a minimum...Attorneys can be expensive and provide the law, not necessarily best practices on how to implement legal requirements...HR Websource will
  • Cost and practical expertise is the value of the expertise through HR Websource
  • Many attorneys send us clients and refer us to businesses!

It is often stated, ” I have an office manager that focuses some of his/her time on HR and it works”. Does it really?

  • Assess whether this really is working; We have found through feedback from office managers and inexperienced HR personnel that they are stressed, overworked and do not understand half of what they need to know related to HR, yet they are asked to handle things that can put a business in a vulnerable position legally, if challenged
  • HR work CANNOT be considered "nice to have" it is an essential function for business to have, large or small...how you manage the function is how HR Websource can help
  • HR Websource is the answer for this person learning on the job, and those that are interested in keeping up to date on the best practices.

I don’t have time to deal with HR related issues.  Really? Think again...

  • You can’t afford not to spend time and money on these issues;  Your staff salaries and benefits account for a significant portion of your business income
  • Are you putting your business in jeopardy by not dealing with employment related laws and requirements? HR Websource offers a free legal link to common websites that will assist you with your legal HR related questions
  • Your employees are your most valuable asset; Ensuring they are working smart for your business needs to be a main priority

What is talent management?

  • The importance of ensuring strong employee relations
  • Internal systems, policies and practices in place to guide managers and employees as to expectations
  • Ensuring that employees are working effectively with clear expectations and performance evaluation criteria to optimize productivity
  • Having strong communication tools in place through our variety of packages

I know that training my staff is important, but we don't have the time or budget to cover this type of expense. What can HR Websource do to help with this issue? What will be the biggest benefit to having access to HR Expertise of this nature?

Time savings, cost savings, extensive material at your fingertips, HR consulting a phone call away, HR expertise that is highly valued, professional and responsive!

We have subscriptions to other HR Resources sites, how is HR Websource different?

Many ways, we have used other sites that inspired us to create a site that is user friendly, highly educational by design, providing material proven as best practices, not found on other sites

  • HR Websource has a proven HR expert handling all material on the site, known for best practices and excellence in HR;JBM's credentials, integrity and reputation as subject expert
  • Designed to be "educational" for sustaining results
  • Well organized to find what you need, when you need it
  • Comprehensive in nature, providing the tools and more importantly...how to use the tools
  • Webinars on topics that are critical, harassment, effective hiring, coaching, performance management, HIPAA
  • HR Practices and Record keeping Assessment to help you find your compliance vulnerabilities
  • Step by step guidelines to ease the stress related to sensitive investigations or other meetings such as harassment, termination, conflict resolution
  • Easy to use, affordable, personal touch...knowing about the "who" behind the content...JBM always available

 

What our clients are saying...

"I am comfortable referring Jeannine to any of my HR partners / clients. You will find that she is professional and that she encompasses the HR body of knowledge needed to strategically align your organization with."

Tim Finney PHR, Regional Manager, Superior Staff Resources