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Pay for New Hire Packet Services?

We use a service for personality profiles for new hires and they offer a service to maintain all of our new hire packets for a monthly fee. Basically they make sure all documents have been filled out and automatically email the person if something is missing, etc. My HR Coordinator currently does this. Has anyone paid for such a service and can share feedback? To me it just seems like a waste of money.

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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
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(President & CFO, SBAConsulting.com) |

I agree Christie. A waste of money, and it sounds like your HR Coordinator is ducking some of the duties.

Create a checklist, and follow-up. If they can't do it, then many of the payroll services will also provide HR services. Substitute them for the HR Coordinator...

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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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New hire packages are all the same and full of standard documentation. Usually only two items change - the offer letter and the terms of agreement. A checklist is the best idea. I have used this approach before and it is very easy to implement, without any extra cost.

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Malak Kazan
Title: VP, Special Projects
Company: ERI Economic Research Institute
(VP, Special Projects, ERI Economic Research Institute) |

Christie, depending on what you want your HR coordinator to contribute to your business, these type of low risk, transactional work can be "outsourced' or "automated". From a development perspective, perhaps not cost effective now perhaps in the future. Hope this helps.

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Christie Jahn
Title: CFO
Company: Prime Investments & Development
(CFO, Prime Investments & Development) |

Thanks for the comments. We currently have a checklist and the HRC makes sure everything is there. Our software provider had approached us and asked if we would be interested in paying them to maintain that and I thought it was a waste. I was just curious if anyone actually does pay to outsource and any benefits they could share. It doesn't sound like it though.

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