Harnessing The Power Of HR Consultants: Talent And Productivity Maximization | Jobs Career News
In today’s fast evolving and BANI landscape of the business world, human Resources (HR) play a pivotal role in shaping the success of a company. To navigate the complexities of talent acquisition and management, organisations are not only investing in building internal HR capability but also harnessing external knowledge and expertise of HR consultants and diverse subject matter experts. These professionals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, assisting companies niche offerings, from diagnostics, to curated interventions. Sonica Aron, the founder of the global HR consulting firm ‘Marching Sheep,’ sheds light on the invaluable role HR consultants play in the success of organisations today, from start-ups, to MNCs to global conglomerates.
Talent Strategy: One of the primary ways HR consultants contribute is by supporting the evolving talent needs of organisations. The rapid adoption of AI and ML has led to significant changes in ways of working and therefore the need for talent assessment, mapping and development. Organisations also undergo restructuring and change management. While internal HR teams manage the operational end, HR consultant support leadership and internal HR teams by driving time bound project and initiatives.
Diverse and customised HR Solutions: Sonica Aron highlights the efficacy of implementing tailored HR solutions for businesses. “HR consultants can provide customized solutions that align with the company’s objectives, ensuring optimal use of resources while maintaining compliance and employee satisfaction,” she notes. Instead of investing in a full-time, in-house HR resources, companies can leverage the expertise of consultants on a project and leverage their cross cultural, cross industry and cross geography knowledge and experience.
HR consultants, by virtue of the nature of their work which involves extensive primary and secondary research, also bring a fresh perspective to HR practices, identifying areas for improvement and implementing efficient processes. This not only leads to efficiencies but also enhances overall organizational effectiveness, employee satisfaction and enhanced productivity contributing to long-term success.
Mitigating Legal Risks: Navigating the complex landscape of employment laws and regulations is a critical aspect of HR management. HR consultants, with their in-depth knowledge of labor laws and the developments therein, can help companies mitigate legal risks associated with HR practices. Sonica Aron emphasizes this point, stating, “Ensuring compliance with local and international labor laws is crucial for businesses. HR consultants play a vital role in helping companies, leaders, managers and the workforce at large by keeping them updated with relevant updations, case laws and implications on day to day management.”
By staying updated on the latest legal developments, HR consultants can guide companies in crafting policies and practices that adhere to regulations, building a fair and transparent workplace. This proactive approach builds organisational brand and also fosters a positive work environment that attracts and retains top talent.
Sonica Aron of Marching Sheep has received several recognitions including getting listed among the top 10 women entrepreneurs in 2020 by Forbes India, Among India’s Most Valued Leaders by Forbes India 2021, among Inspirational Leadership Icons by Fortune India, and as the Women Entrepreneur of the year at the 62nd National Summit on Atma Nirbhar Bharat: Vision of New India 2022, organized by Indian Achievers Forum. She founded Marching Sheep in 2013 and today the firm is well established as a thought Leader in the HR consulting space, delivering on assignments across 80+ counties.
In the competitive business landscape, Consulting firms like Marching Sheep serve as invaluable partners for companies seeking to gain competitive edge through talent maximisation. By offering strategic talent management, customised HR solutions, and legal expertise, HR consultants contribute to the overall success and sustainability of businesses. As Sonica Aron aptly puts it, “HR consultants act as catalysts for positive change, aligning human capital with organizational goals and ensuring a prosperous future for businesses.”