To remain competitive in today’s business
world, organizations must become increasingly efficient in
managing employee benefits and other human resource functions.
Maintaining a human resources staff and keeping current with
the latest technology and regulatory issues can be daunting.
Consequently, more and more companies are looking to human
resource outsourcing as a way to cost efficiently meet their
human resource requirements. The biggest challenge is finding
the right outsourcing resource that can help make the transition
seamless and bring new value to managing the function.
The NIA Group, with its decades of experience in benefits
planning and execution, has developed NIA Outsourcing
to meet this challenge and more.
"Virtually any size employer can outsource HR functions,"
notes Mike Goodwin, senior benefits specialist with The NIA
Group. " The key is finding an outsourcing firm that
understands your specific level of need, that can identify
efficiencies you can expect from carriers, providers and service
suppliers, and can guide your organization through the process
seamlessly and quickly."
NIA Outsourcing consists of a team of experts
whose sole purpose is to manage and administer HR functions
that were once considered employer-based responsibilities.
The services provided for clients include:
- Employee benefits management, such as quality health,
dental and retirement plans designed and packaged at reasonable
- Compliance with ever changing local, state and federal
employment laws and workplace regulation.
- State-of-the-art technology to help employers administer
their human resources functions with ease and success.
- Streamlining existing human resource functions resulting
in time and labor efficiencies.
- Review of premium costs and prior claims history to uncover
processing mistakes that may result in savings today.
- Communication of programs based on employee population
size and the level of experience and education.
There are a number of ways in which outsourcing programs
can be implemented. Programs can be set up via Intranet portals
where employees can seek out their own information and make
decisions easily and efficiently. Other models exist where
the individuals receive a kit from the company and have access
to an 800 number and a customer service representative who
can walk them through the benefits or claims process. "It
really depends on the individual needs of the company; NIA
works very hard to identify those requirements and match them
with a viable outsourcing program," notes Goodwin.
"As corporate technology advances, companies –
no matter what size or what field - have less and less of
a need for an in-house HR function," says Denise Angleman,
senior vice president of The NIA Group. "NIA Outsourcing
helps businesses capitalize on such advances by contracting
their human resources functions at a considerable time and
labor savings. It also enables in-house HR staff to concentrate
on more pertinent issues."
For more information, contact Mike
Goodwin via email at email@example.com
or by phone at 201.845.6600, Ext. 1262.