People like to get paid. The right amount, at the right time. And with rapidly changing payroll and taxation laws, this is sometimes easier said than done. That dreaded feeling of - “Am I doing it right?!” Let us take this worry away, and while we are at it, provide you and your team members with state-of-the-art technology for payroll, time-tracking, vacation-tracking, including mobile apps and more!
You have hired your first employee – congratulations! You have entered a world that requires you to
know state and federal employment regulations! For example (but not limited to):
Employee Handbook. You can view it as a “necessary evil” or you can use an employee handbook to meet legal requirements AND enhance your culture and further your objectives. You won’t get a cookie-cutter handbook from us. Your employee handbook will be YOURS, in your voice and your language (and will still make the attorneys happy).
Required Posters. We can’t put lipstick on this pig, but we can make sure you have the right posters and notices in the right place at the right time. User tip – save some wall space.
Answer questions. Yes, they come up – questions like, is this job “exempt or non-exempt (from FLSA)?”, or “is s/he an employee or independent contractor? We are here for you when you need us.
Is your organization’s strategy to “post and pray”? Are you so busy running your business that it’s hard
to take the time to find the right next candidate for your company? Your team is your most important
asset. Every hire has the potential to elevate your mission or create a drag on your progress. HighRoad
Partners can assist you with one or more of the following:
Customized recruiting strategy to maximize the pool of qualified applicant’s while managing cost
Job postings designed to attract the right talent (and repel the wrong)
Background screenings that comply with state and federal law
Targeted interview questions
Once you have found the right candidate, we will help you onboard that candidate, providing you with:
Streamlined new hire (not-paper) forms
Custom offer letters
Custom Day 1-90 new hire plan
The world of benefits administration gets more complicated every day. Working with HighRoad Partners’ Insurance & Benefits Team, our HR Solutions team will help you automate and streamline benefits administration, such as annual enrollment, required notices, reporting, and other compliance.
Other HR Outsourcing firms will provide you with a long list of “training sessions”, most likely purchased
through an out-of-the-box third party subscription model. At HighRoad, we start by providing three
sessions that contain information essential for every organization, but curated and customized for your
company, your industry and your culture. These are not “check the box” sessions (although they will
check a box). They are informational, interactive, and fun.
You have dreams and ideas, big ones. But how well are your “people systems” lined up to achieve
them? If you have a strategic plan, have you clearly identified “whose job it is to do what” in order to
get there? Do you have a system to track, measure, evaluate, and motivate performance? Are your
team leaders equipped with the tools, systems and training to support that system? Especially as
organizations grow, often the answer is no. We can help you implement a performance management
system that is right for you.
Uff-da (UF-duh). A Norwegian expression with no direct translation to English, but in its mere pronunciation, you can hear what it means. Our goal as your HR partner is to minimize your “Uff-da’s”, but when they
happen, we are here. We will provide you expert, on-call support for:
Employee counseling, discipline
Unemployment claims and appeals
Workers' Safety claims and appeals
Department of Labor claims
Wage and Hour claims
Your CHRO Services (limited, exclusive engagement)
Are you looking to take your HR operation to the next level? To shift from operational HR to strategic
HR? To make sure that you have a people strategy that is aligned with your business strategy? Are you
hiring your first HR person, or a new Director and want to make sure the “table is set” for him/her to be
successful? Or, do you have a specific, specialized question – like “do my variable compensation plans
drive the type of performance we need?”, or “does our compensation structure need a total overhaul?” Then you need a Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO). These complex matters can only be addressed by an expert. If you have a one-time project in mind,
Michelle Kommer, North Dakota’s former Labor and Commerce Commissioner, HR Expert and
employment attorney is taking a limited number of these specialized engagements to assist your
organization in elevating its performance, to help companies go to the next level.
Are you growing and scaling? Did a few things get away from you in the process? Need a fresh start?
We can help you shore up your foundation through one-time projects such as: