PRLA Restaurant & Lodging Matters Winter 2022

8 • PENNSYLVANIA RESTAURANT & LODGING matters • Winter 2022 Keeping Your Business By FocusHRO IF YOU’RE LIKE most restaurants, you’re both living and working in a fast-past environment where there isn’t much time for the small details, if any. You deal with busy schedules, emergency situations, your staff, their schedules, your home life, and then some. Now COVID has added supply chain and employee shortages to your long list of “to-do’s”. In many cases, you may not even get to your inbox to check business and personal emails until late into the evening. Unfortunately, there are still things that need to be done before the new day begins, so you work into the night to make sure items are completed to ensure the business runs smoothly. Does this sound like you? How long can you continue to operate this way? Staying busy can be a great problem to have, but if you don’t have the time to manage important HR items in-house, then consider the options available to you through a third party to remove this headache. These options include selling to a larger entity (acquisition), joining a PEO, or hiring an HRO to outsource the responsibility. Each option is designed to help you with the insurances, HR, payroll, and compliance aspect of your business— but an HRO provides the most flexibility along with that support. A Day in the Life of the HRO Client The HRO model is designed for the owner that wants to stay the owner. It is a service that removes much of the administrative burden and time involved so that owners can be more invested in their company, their employees, their culture, and their customers. The benefits to using an HRO firm can be best explained through the lifecycle of an The Benefit of Outsourcing Human Resources