When you open a UK office, you’re going to need to employ local people to ensure operations run smoothly and help with cultural differences that can often hinder success. Hiring these people yourself might seem like the right thing to do, but for so many reasons, it can lengthen the time it takes to open a UK office. Therefore, the best option is to outsource your HR needs to help you with your recruitment and related activities.
Here are some of the reasons why you should delegate HR to an outsourced company.
HR service providers know the local market
One of the challenges for your new operation in the UK is familiarising yourself with local laws. They might be similar to the laws in your home territory, but there are bound to be differences. By outsourcing responsibilities to a local HR provider, you can ensure you’re following these regulations and don’t end up being taken to a tribunal.
In addition, the recruitment team will know the best places to advertise and will understand the qualifications system in the UK. This will make the recruitment process shorter and less expensive.
You have more important things to focus on
While you will want to be involved in the interviewing stage of the recruitment drive, you don’t need to be involved in the crafting of job adverts, invitations to interview, reference checks etc. You need to be doing other work that keeps your worldwide operations going.
A good HR service provider will take on the menial tasks, while keeping you informed. This allows you to better spend your time on other activities.
Experienced recruiters might already have talent for your business
When you’re dealing with an experienced recruitment team, you can be certain they’ve been dealing with local talent for years. This often means they know who the best employees are and if they’re looking to advance their career. By tapping into this network, you can get access to quality candidates that would not otherwise be available to your business.
When recruiting talent like this, costs are reduced and the potential benefit to you is much higher.
Recruitment can be a very tiring process
Recruitment can be hard at times. Candidates can seem interested in your business to start with, only to get a good offer elsewhere and leave the process. At the same time, all the paperwork that is required can be very time consuming. This can be demotivating at a time when you need be at your most passionate.
Outsourcing these problems to an outside company enables you to maintain momentum and excitement surrounding the set up of your new office. Then, when it comes to opening your UK office, you will hit the ground running with enthusiasm and a great new team behind you.
If you’re starting up a business in the UK and need HR help for the UK market, then contact Goodwille. Our HR Department can support you throughout the whole employee life cycle, and we offer advice and practical support with everything related to employment. Read more about our HR services to find out more about our expertise and knowledge of best practise HR in the UK.