The most talked about topic on the planet right now, unsurprisingly, is Covid-19 and the impact it is having on business, the economy and our livelihoods.
Half the population of the UK is struggling to stay afloat whilst the other half can’t work hard enough.
We have of course heard about the key workers looking after the sick and infirm, working in shops/ supermarkets and of course the Posties and refuse collectors ensuring those vital essentials are taken care of.
And then there are the slightly more hidden folk, those who are supporting all of the key workers above; undertaking transportation of goods, those who keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating, utilities companies, drainage companies and pest control to name but a few.
We salute them too as looking after the fleet and people of a company is complex even in the “normal” work week, without the extra pressure of having to cope with all the demands and difficulties that Covid-19 has brought. So, what can help them to stay afloat and ensure that staff are getting the balance right to enable them to achieve a work-life-balance, the business is complying with Employment Law and has uptodate relevant policies and procedures.
Given the stringent regulations and complexity of shift patterns, along with the long hours, having an understanding, caring, knowledgeable, adaptable Human Resources Consultant is the first step, especially is that person also holds their CPC in Transport Management Road Haulage. But this isn’t always easy to find, the very complicated nature of the business can mean that transportation businesses struggle under the weight of their responsibilities and requirements. This is where outsourcing can be worth its weight in gold. Instead of struggling to get your head around another set of legal requirements that impacts not only how you work but how your staff can work. You can focus on what you are good at and let someone else take the “stuff” that you struggle with.
Outsourcing makes financial sense too, given the time it takes for you to undertake a job, it can be done by someone with the knowledge, expertise, and skills in a fraction of the time it would take you.
By taking on someone to fulfil your HR requirements doesn’t mean you aren’t in the driving seat of your company, completely the opposite. It shows that you care and want the best and why shouldn’t you – you’re only human after all!
If you are looking for the added extra in your HR support, then do get in touch with Sara. A conversation costs nothing but time – and time well spent to get expert advice..