Another year has rolled by and what a year it has been. 2020 will go down in history. School children will study it. International and domestic laws will continue to be changed. New precedents have been set. The economic and social fallout will be felt for a generation. Of course, Coronavirus has been dominating the global news, but Brexit has also been on the horizon. 2020 has been an exceptionally challenging year for Metis HR clients and the Metis HR Team. Not only have businesses been struggling financially, but also from an HR perspective. Furlough, self-isolation, and social distancing have all thrown up unprecedented issues for workplaces and HR manager.
As enterprises grow, so do their responsibilities, which is where outsourced HR plays a pivotal role. Management of human resources is a complex function, but an essential one, and one which offers vital protection to employers. Why do employers need protection, and how does outsourced HR provide it? Here, we highlight the main advantages, and how employers can reduce their risk using expert HR support. Who is Outsourced HR For? More than simply a business function, HR supports businesses and organisations in fulfilling and complying with their responsibilities. As an employer, you will have certain responsibilities, and these will multiply as your enterprise grows. The burden of administration can become a major issue and, without the necessary resources, something that both distracts and detracts from core business issues. Human resources management is, therefore, a structural necessity, but it can be a costly one. Looking at it from another angle, most people in business, however experienced and insightful, cannot be experts in everything. Success and growth depend, to a large extent, on understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, and knowing when to bring in expertise to cover areas that are not your natural strong point. If you do not cover these […]
Metis HR was established by our MD and owner, Alison Driver, in 2011 to provide professional, commercially aware outsourced HR services for employers in the North West and beyond. Although our consultancy services are primarily for business in the North West, we work with businesses all over the UK to give our tailored, reliable and informed advice. The two main HR consultants in Metis HR are Alison Driver and Ali Penney; two very well known and respected professionals in their field. Find out more about Metis HR and our services below. About Alison Alison Driver has over 35 years of experience in managing people in an HR capacity. She Is a Chartered FCIPD and MBA qualified HR Consultant. Being a Chartered Fellow of CIPD means Alison is considered a role model for the HR industry. It recognises Alison’s commitment to shaping the industry by contributing to key CIPD research and shaping their policies. Alison draws on her vast experience and knowledge to do this. A background in the NHS managing 105 unionised staff gave her a solid grounding in management, human resources, redundancy, and unions. Since then, she estimates she has been directly responsible for over 400 employees, carried out […]