There are many fantastic things about being a self-employed HR consultant, and I talked about our top ten a short while ago, but something I was discussing in more detail with someone recently was the difference in attitude I’ve found to HR. I’m realistic, and regardless of how many business benefits I could reel off about having good HR support, I know that many managers, directors
Any decent HR professional will know this and work hard to establish themselves in the
As well as the nice commercial benefits of this system, and the time-saving aspect (who wants to spend hours and hours trying to convince small business owners that they need HR?), one lovely benefit is that our consultants’ clients actively want them there. They really listen to their advice, they act upon it, and some go so far as to seek out their views on commercial decisions in terms of directions to take in developing their business rather than just the purely HR aspects.
This is not a benefit our consultants particularly considered when making the decision to leave employment and go it alone, but it’s a real factor in how personally satisfying they have found their decision. Much more enjoyable all round!