Employee Relations: Having An Outsourced HR Team For Your Business

In today’s world of HR and employee relations, it is virtually impossible for one person to know all the ins and outs necessary to keep you in compliance. It takes a team of experts that specialize in all the different areas to properly manage your human resources needs. Even if you could find all of those experts, the average business can’t afford to have that large of a staff to handle their HR. At O2, we allow you to hire a team of HR professionals without the cost of having them on your payroll.

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What is Employee Relations?

Employee relations is what most people think of when they think of HR. It encompasses all the areas that involve the management of your workforce and day-to-day regulations concerning your employees. It includes areas such as your policies, new hire and termination paperwork, law compliance, reviews, conflict resolution, handbooks, leaves and much more.

Why is Employee Relations Important to Your Business?

Handling your HR and employee relations accurately and consistently keeps you in compliance, helps you avoid penalties and lawsuits, and gives both you and your employees peace of mind. Making a mistake when it comes to this area of your business can be risky and costly. Both your employees and your business need to be taken care of. Doing it right increases your retention and improves your culture, two things that have a significant impact on your bottom line.

Types Of Employee Relations

Employee relations involves just about everything with the management of your employees, your policies and labor law compliance. It could be broken up into several sub-categories and is something that is constantly evolving within companies. As you have staff changes, law changes or policy changes, your employee relations must adapt and adjust.


On-boarding is one of the first steps to setting the tone for your employees and one of the first opportunities to make a mistake. Your onboarding process needs to be thorough and accurate.


Leadership & Performance Management

Managing your employees’ performance is essential in developing a productive workforce. O2 will assist you with performance reviews and leadership training so your staff continues to develop, improve and grow with your company.

Conflict Management

There is always conflict within a workplace whether it is between employees or employees and management. How these conflicts are handled can mean the difference between a peaceful resolution for your company or a lawsuit.


Hour And Wage

The laws surrounding hour and wage policies are complicated and confusing but critical to ensuring that your company doesn’t get penalized for wage and hour claims.

State and Federal Leave Laws

There are multiple leave laws and they are complicated. Some conflict with each other, some apply to your business and some don’t, some can be used concurrently or stacked. Don’t risk making an error when it comes to your employees taking leave, trust it to our experts.


Timekeeping And Attendance

Properly tracking employees’ time and attendance is essential in making sure you are following all the state and federal requirements. We offer guidance and solutions to make sure you have an accurate time management system in place.

State, Federal Laws, And Regulations

The laws surrounding employment are constantly changing. When you have O2 working with you, you don’t have to worry about each new update. We track them all and make sure you and your company are compliant.


Sick Leave Process

While mandatory sick leave is no longer new in California, there is still some confusion surrounding how it should be implemented. We make sure your policies are sound and you are complying with the law.

We Help With Employment Contracts, Wages and Salaries

Employment is a sensitive area that must be handled with care. When setting wages, writing contracts and determining the status of your employees, you need to know all the rules and regulations that apply to your business. Making a mistake in this area can cost your business a significant amount in the long run. O2 partners with you to make sure your employees are classified correctly and paid accurately.

Have the Experts Help Draft Your Policies And Procedures

HR can be very black and white. But it can also be grey. Some policies are set in stone, others can be modified to fit your business’s needs. We understand that no two businesses are the same and because of that policies are tailored to your unique business and specifications. We believe in a personalized approach to your HR where you work directly with us and can always reach a live person who can help you with your current needs.

Take the Weight Off Your Shoulders

It’s hard to work ON your business when all your time is spent working IN your business. Outsourcing your HR is more affordable than you might think. Not only does it allow you to offload the time-consuming tasks that come with HR management but it gives you the peace of mind that you have a team of experts making sure you are in compliance, your employees are taken care of and your business is protected. You don’t have to be a huge company to have access to the same resources and better. Every company needs HR. Every business owner needs more time and less worry. O2 is here to make sure you have it all.