Kelly Loudermilk, Founder
In the current scenario, many challenges curtail an HR department's ability to effectively carry out its human capital management (HCM) operations. While the COVID-19 pandemic secures the number one spot in the list of problems an organization currently faces, digitization complications and an aging demographic come in as the second and third runner-ups. Combining these three elements is presently creating massive gaps in an HR rep's ability to recruit and retain an active, qualified, and efficient workforce. Furthermore, the pandemic has shown us that moving forward, human-centric work strategies are not just a nice-to-have but a need-to-have. Businesses that address human capital holistically and integrate well-being into the work design at the individual, team, and organization will build a sustainable future where workers can feel and perform at their best.
However, for small businesses, these obstacles often plague them more than larger businesses due to the size of the company, limited financial resources, compliance issues, and a smaller pool of human capital. Small business owners often cannot afford to hire an HR professional and will either do it themselves or appoint someone else to handle these types of matters. In addition, their lack of coverage becomes evident and painfully clear with organizational growth to make matters worse. Fortunately, Colorado-based BuildHR, an HR Outsourcing Agency and an Organizational Development Resource company for start-ups and small businesses alike, is precisely poised to help enterprises build their foundations or strengthen their current ones to grow successfully. As HR-related challenges become more complicated in a growing workforce, BuildHR's team of seasoned professionals helps fill in the gap for those smaller businesses to equip them with resources and set them up for success. "The company primarily acts as a strategic partner for the success of a small business, in the shape of a full-time staff without the full-time cost or budget or capacity," explains Founder of BuildHR, Kelly Loudermilk.
When partnering with BuildHR, it focuses on understanding the culture, core values, and vision for the company's growth and supporting them by lending an expert hand in all aspects of human resources cost-effectively. "We provide resources to create work conditions with a more humane approach versus just the back-and-forth administrative paper pushing of other companies," states Kelly.The company offers various products and services, from simple templates to full-blown HR support and organizational development through memberships. BuildHR's membership gives small-businesses HR-related documents, training, tools, templates for their growing needs for less than the cost of a full-time HR Manager.
The company primarily acts as a strategic partner for the success of a small business, in the shape of a full-time staff without the full-time cost or budget or capacity,"
We provide resources to create work conditions with a more humane approach versus just the back-and-forth administrative paper-pushing of other companies
The company offers three flexible membership plans based on the unique needs and employee count - The Essential Compliance Membership, the HR Plus Membership, and the HR Complete. Furthermore, BuildHR also provides customizable solutions or a la carte services on an "as-needed basis" apart from memberships.
The Essential Compliance Membership is the most basic membership for small and self-sufficient enterprises that want to update their compliance measures. It grants members access to various forms, templates, resources, training in the BuildHR portal and enables them to create or update policies for their compliance needs. The Essential Compliance Membership also provides a quarterly review of a business's employee handbook to update it. For rapidly growing companies that want more comprehensive HR support but aren't ready to invest in a full-time internal HR department—the HR Plus Membership offers all the compliance support of the Essential Compliance Membership, such as quarterly reviews and training but with customization of any policies and handbooks at any time. Members get access to personalized support and monthly check-ins from BuildHR's team through the HR-OnDemand portal, where they can utilize a ticketing system and request documents back within three business days. As the most comprehensive and customizable package on offer, the HR Complete Membership is truly a partnership with BuildHR founder Kelly Loudermilk. In addition to Essential Compliance and HR Plus features, Kelly acts as a full-service HR representative to a member's employees, fielding questions, addressing employee/manager conflicts, and more. The HR Complete membership is a retainer structure, and members may purchase a certain number of hours per month (minimum of 8) or per year of Kelly's support.
With over a decade of experience of practicing HR and building departments from the ground up, BuildHR plans to expand its area of expertise and knowledge base with additional training and certifications. The company currently intends to acquire different skill-sets to bridge its gap areas and infuse it into their affordable HR services to help small businesses with limited resources succeed. Recently, BuildHR has become certified in performance consulting with the Association of Talent Development. Furthermore, having started as an HR Department of one, Kelly Loudermilk sees an opportunity to help such HR professionals by designing a robust and affordable support mechanism. "This year, we want to focus on creating better support for those professionals who are already in HR but lack internal resources by providing the same membership benefits at less cost," concludes Kelly.