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Conference Room: Help Wanted

by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Biz

In a time of many changes in business regulations and economic climate, it can be hard to keep up, which is why some businesses are looking to outside companies to help ease the burden. We asked two businesswomen: How can companies benefit from outsourcing or hiring consultants in key departments?

Anne Boychuck (pictured, left)
Benefits Specialist, “Initiator”
Benefit Concepts, Haddonfield
“Saving money is at the top of everybody’s minds. Outsourcing human resources can be a great time and cost saver for any sized business. Benefit Concepts specializes in employee benefits and we often consult and act as the HR department for many of our clients. This frees up their time and resources to focus on other matters more pertinent to success.
We not only can handle employee benefit enrollments, coverage questions, claim issues, billing and general day-to-day benefit administration, but we also help reduce employer fiduciary and compliance liabilities, especially during this time of health care changes. Our HR services can find creative and value-enhancing solutions to ensure both employer and employee satisfaction.”

Melissa Keeler (pictured, right)
Marketing Integration and Brand Awareness Specialist
GC4 Consulting, Serving South Jersey
“During my tenure under a large corporate sales culture like Comcast, employing third-party services was always valuable.
Qualified personnel could sometimes perform the specified job, but bringing in an external expert offered an objective view of the task, while allowing employees to focus on their core responsibilities and remain efficient. In the transition of becoming a business consultant, I found there to be a reactive shift in our demand. The uncertainty of the economic environment has forced many to hold off on hiring, hindering their growth and the opportunity to explore new ventures. Notably, the benefits we’re able to provide are the essential time, focus and direction needed to take the next step toward growing their business.”

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 2, Issue 1 (January, 2013).
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