Human Resources

Human Resources

Comprehensive HR consulting uniquely designed for your small or mid-size business.

What We Do

What We Do

We provide our clients with flexible, affordable HR support. We strengthen your existing HR team or become your HR department if you don’t have one.

Whether it’s for the long term or for a special project, we manage and execute on all aspects of HR, including:

Sourcing

Pre-screens

Interviews

Reference Checks

HR Health Check

Compliance

Policy Development & Manuals

Compensation & Total Rewards

Employee Engagement

Performance Management

Termination Support

HRIS Administration

Organization Design

Succession Planning

Workforce Planning

Compensation Strategy

Offer negotiations

Training & Development

….and if you’ve got some of these covered, we can jump in and fill the gaps.

Complementary to HR are our Managed Recruitment and Executive Search solutions. Feel free to learn more about about these areas below, or contact us at the bottom of this page. We’re always happy to chat.

Recruitment

Testimonials

Executive Search

How We Do It

How We Do It

Our broad team of Senior HR Leaders, HR Business Partners and HR Generalists deliver the full spectrum of HR services either virtually or in-house.

This allows them to develop relationships and understand your organization’s unique culture and values, with an added focus on embedding skills and capabilities to your internal team.

Our approach is to immediately resolve any burning HR issues that are creating pressure in the organization, while identifying other areas that should be considered to improve overall performance. This sustainable business model allows you to turn up or down the engagement as your business needs change.

We have three levels of HR programs:

Base Camp: HR Compliance

This program is best for businesses that want to ensure they are compliant with their HR obligations but whose need is less than 1/2 a day a week. Base Camp includes:

Annual Compliance Review and Update

  • HR audit
  • HR policies
  • Employee handbook
  • Contracts standardization
  • General HR compliance

New Hire Support

  • New hire offers & notifications
  • Processing & coordination
  • Onboarding program & checklist

Essential HR Support (2 hrs/month)

  • Generalist (virutal)
  • Employee relation issues
  • HR guidance & advice
  • Administer HRIS
  • Employee files & records

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

  • provided at no extra cost *additional conditions apply

Ad Hoc Support

  • Additional pay-as-you-go HR support whenever needed

A Partnership

Partnership is how we approach recruitment. Our focus and commitment is to the client (you!).

Managed Recruitment focuses on the value of added with true partnership, aligned with organization goals and strategies, as well as focuses on first year outcomes. Our goal is to become your internal recruiter, work as part of your team under your banner to help you hire the right people. We build recruiting materials that belong to you, implement recruiting solutions that belong to you, and build talent pools that belong to you.

Our cost-effective flexible approach and ability to focus creates a thorough search, even when there are time pressures.

Unlike traditional recruitment agencies, our team of Recruiters are not commissioned on placement (there is no finders’ fee). We only bill for time actually used.

Flexible & Embedded

Our model focuses on becoming an ’embedded’ part of your team. This means working under your banner, working with you as desired – on site, virtual or a combination, and being there when you need us.

Business Sherpa Group is designed around helping small to mid-sized organizations, and a key element to ensuring SME’s success is flexibility. Our Managed Recruitment service embodies this: we can do as much or as little as needed, when needed. If a client wants us to develop and own the recruiting process, we’re eager to do so. If a client just needs us to post jobs and conduct reference checks, no problem – we got it.

We’re there when recruiting is heavy; we go away when it’s all done. Clients only pay for the work they need done.

Cost Effective

Our Managed Recruitment team can support your strategic hiring efforts while ensuring the process is cost effective. Our cost per hire is typically a fraction of what a search firm charges because you only pay for time actually used. There is no “finders’ fee”.

This savings is amplified when a client needs to make multiple similar hires since we work hourly instead of a fixed cost per hire (as typical at agencies). For example, if you’re hiring two Junior App Developers the work overlaps so our time is efficiently used to simultaneously fill both rolls.

Who is this best for?

Organizations who benefit from our solutions are often those who have limited available expertise, require support due to bandwidth and those who simply need effective options on how they can add talent to their team. Here are a few simple questions to consider:

  • Are you recruiting on the side while trying to balance multiple other priorities?
  • Is the process new to you? Could a recruitment guide help you?
  • Don’t have the resources or need to invest in a full-time recruiter?
  • Are you trying to expand your network?

A yes to any of these is a good indication our approach would work for your business. We are passionate about helping as many small and mid-sized organizations reach peak business performance as we can. We’re happy to answer any questions have, so please don’t hesitate to reach out (you can find the contact information at the bottom of this page).

Base Camp

This program is best for businesses that want to ensure they are compliant with their HR obligations but whose need is less than 1/2 a day a week. Base Camp includes:

Annual Compliance Review & Update

  • HR audit
  • HR policies
  • Employee handbook
  • Contracts standardization
  • General HR compliance

New Hire Support

  • New hire offers & notifications
  • Processing & coordination
  • Onboarding program & checklist

Essential HR Support

2 hours a month

  • Generalist (virtual)
  • Employee relation issues
  • HR guidance & advice
  • Administer HRIS
  • Employee files & records

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

  • provided at no extra cost (additional conditions apply)

Ad Hoc Support

  • Additional pay-as-you-go HR support whenever needed

Ascent

This program is best for businesses that want to have a fully established HR function with a dedicated HR lead at least 1/2 a day a week.

Ascent includes:

All Base Camp Elements

Annual Compliance Review and Update

  • HR audit
  • HR policies
  • Employee handbook
  • Contracts standardization
  • General HR compliance

New Hire Support

  • New hire offers & notifications
  • Processing & coordination
  • Onboarding program & checklist

Essential HR Support

2 hours a month

  • Generalist (virtual)
  • Employee relation issues
  • HR guidance & advice
  • Administer HRIS
  • Employee files & records

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

  • provided at no extra cost *additional conditions apply

Ad Hoc Support

  • Additional pay-as-you-go HR support whenever needed

HR Leadership & Full-Scope Support

  • HR coaching
  • Total rewards programs
  • Benefits & compensation
  • Employment practices
  • Workforce planning & talent strategies
  • Employee training & development
  • Change management
  • Employee engagement
  • HR systems, tools & resources

Dedicated HR Lead

  • HR Business Partner working virtual or on-site (instead of a virtual HR Generalist, which is included with Base Camp)

Peaks & Gaps

Customized projects to address capacity issues & build skills on an as-needed basis. The following are examples of some project-based complimentary support. Projects are billed separately.

Managed Recruitment

Embedded Recruitment designed to drive the success and sustainability of talent planning and recruitment. Specifically built for small to medium sized enterprises, including NGOs/NFPs, technology and private businesses.

Learn more here

Executive Search

Designed for small & midsized organizations to make quality executive searches finally financially accessible.

Learn more here

Specialists & Programs

These include:

  • AODA Wokshops
  • Compensation Design & Implementation
  • Organization Review & Design
  • HRIS Implementations
  • Developing Leaders Series
  • Culture & Values Workshops
  • Engagement & Culture Programs
  • Executive/Leadership Coaching

Questions?

Questions?

Whether you’re curious to learn a bit more or ready to dive in, we are happy to chat.

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