Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Small Business Rely on HR Shared Services to Prevent Employee Related Issues

Small businesses face a number of legal challenges from employment laws to employee workforce risks. Weekly if not daily, situations arise for small businesses where HR Shared Services would make a huge impact in terms of saving managers and executives time and headache. Achilles Group offers a new report on the benefits of HR Shared Services for small and medium businesses.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2007 -- Because small businesses are subject to the same laws and regulations as larger corporations growing companies face many challenges regarding employee related liabilities (hiring and termination practices, discrimination, etc.) and risks from federal and state employment laws (COBRA, FLSA, OSHA, FMLA, etc.).

When a small business executive or manager learns about a potential harassment claim or needs to fire an employee, where can they obtain competent and cost effective advice?

Five Ways HR Shared Services Helps Small Businesses:

Fortune 500 enterprises have used Shared Service centers for years and studies show that top performing enterprises utilize these services to continually revitalize their organizations with the latest best practices. Here are five additional reasons to evaluate HR Shared Services:

Number one: Cost minimization via economies of scale, automation, and process improvement (60 percent of companies with Shared Services HR functions improve client satisfaction, staff productivity, and overall quality while achieving cost reductions of 20 to 80 percent in human resources).

Number two: Focus allows executives and managers to focus on revenue generating activities – not tactical and administrative people activities.

Number three: Proactive compliance to minimize risk related to employees and employment laws.

Number four: Access to best-in-class technologies and processes across divisions and geographic locations.    

Number five: Access to specialized expertise and resources not available internally - owners and executives at most small businesses do not have on-demand access to HR expertise in training, recruiting, employment law, compensation – to list just a few topics – that are available in the Shared Services group of large corporations.


HR Shared Services is an increasingly common response to creating efficient operations. A recent study on the factors that drive performance found that working environments with flexible culture and focus on continuous improvement outperformed the competition on average by more than 20 percent.

Download the complimentary HR report: "Shared Services for Growing SMBs" at:

About Achilles Group
Achilles Group (www.achillesgroup.com) becomes the HR partner for small and mid-sized businesses with 25-2,000 employees. Through a Shared Services model Achilles provides human capital expertise for about half the cost of hiring an internal HR professional.

Typical clients include executives looking for an alternative to building an HR department and companies outgrowing their current HR capabilities. Started in 2002, Achilles Group provides strategic HR services in support of business goals for more than 14,000 client employees in over 30 states.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

Source: PRWeb: Legal / Law

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