Running a business is tough and employees don't always do what you expect them to, and not only that, you are challenged by what seems a constantly changing and overly complex (& biased towards the employee) employee legislation environment. It seems impossible to keep a handle on what you can and can't do with your employees and their work conditions, not to mention their 'rights'.
Imagine if you had a dedicated Employee Expert come in and sort out the mess for you or answer your 'dumb' question quickly over the phone. Someone who gets to know your business well and the characters of the individuals you employ.
What if you need to restructure or you are looking to acquire another business? You know that there are employee ramifications but don't have the time or the expertise to deal with these right now, and you are not sure you could, even if you had a spare couple of days.
Imagine you have a non-performer or someone has raised a concern that someone is being bullied or has stolen from the organisation. What should you do? Can you fire them immediately? Or what if someone is claiming you have unfairly dismissed them - what do you do? Where can you seek help and quickly?
What value do you think you could add to your business if you could have an Employee Expert with over 20 years experience work with you one day a week? They could take both a strategic and a people management perspective and ensure that you are compliant. They can give you accurate costs around your employee spend, information that you have never known before. Now you are thinking about leverage - but hey you don't need them in December / January - what then? So they don't come in and you don't pay for that time.
Maybe you just need some help to conduct a formal investigation or to implement new employment contracts or policies - then we will come in, deliver high quality work and leave again. You have just managed to tick off a 'to do' from your list which has been sitting there worrying you for ages.
BUSINESS OWNERS CANNOT AND SHOULD NOT BE EXPERTS IN EVERYTHING. DO WHAT ALL THE SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS DO - OUTSOURCE THE ACTIVITIES THAT YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERT IN AND REAP THE REWARDS.