This graphic flashed on to my LinkedIn page today and my eyes opened wide. I realized I just found a powerful image to depict why so many employers of small and medium-sized companies struggle with their human resources.

When I saw the mouse walking triumphantly on top of the maze, I was reminded how much I love the “Ah Ha!” moment, when it all comes together and you see the world forever differently than just the minute before.

I had my human resources Ah-Ha moment about 12 years ago, when I was introduced to an human resources model that transformed the way I ran my business.

Most small and medium-sized business owners are stuck in the “human resources maze”, wandering around trying to find better ways to manage and engage their workforce while trying to stay on top of the ever-growing list of government compliance. Add in hiring, on-boarding, benefits management, training & development and then off-boarding. If they don’t have an human resources department, I bet they wish they did.

To add fuel to the fire, medical plans seem to change every year – they get more expensive and deliver less coverage. It might seem like you are spending one month a year dealing with health care during open enrollment. As ACA rolls out to smaller businesses, the potential nightmare becomes even more frightening.

They keep trying the latest ideas, spend more time dealing with it, engage human resources consultants and throw more money at it only to end up frustrated and wondering why they started their business in the first place.

Are you stuck in the employer maze?

Maybe it is time to do exactly what the mouse did. Climb out of the human resources maze and see a completely different perspective on the employment issues keeping you from working on your business.

The quickest, easiest and overall least expensive solution is to partner with a professional employer organization (PEO). A top-notch PEO is designed from the ground up to work with small and medium-sized businesses by providing a world-class outsourced Human resources, benefits and performance improvement departments usually accessible to only large corporations.

In a future post, I will discuss the five strategies of Human Resources.  I use the acronym ARMDR which stands for:

  1. Attract
  2. Retrain
  3. Maintain
  4. Develop
  5. Reward

If you have questions or want to learn more, please feel free to connect with me. You can also visit www.insperity.com/robert.grossman to learn more about how a Professional Employer Organization relationship will benefit your company.