San Rafael, California (PRWEB) November 30, 2005 –-
Benefits brokers have discovered a new resource to keep them ahead in an increasingly competitive industry niche: sharedHR, the fast-growing supplier of Web-based services that provides easy-to-use, reliable administrative services to HR professionals. The brokers are adding sharedHR to the list of value-added products they provide to their roster of clients.
“Businesses are pressuring brokers to provide higher levels of service—such as HR support—at no increase in fees,” explains Paul Finkle, President and CEO of sharedHR. “So they’re turning to sharedHR because we’re not only cost-efficient but reliable--and we don’t require a lot of training to deploy. Using our service is also a great way for brokers to stay in touch with customers.”
Brokers agree. “Many online products are databases that just store information. But sharedHR was created by HR professionals to support HR departments in all of the tasks they require,” says Keith McNeil, principle of McNeil Insurance Agency, Inc. in Novato, Calif. “When we demonstrate sharedHR’s many services to HR departments, the responses are very positive. The HR products departments are currently using often don’t meet their needs, but until recently brokers have not been able to offer alternatives.”
Brent Babow, HR Director for MarketLive Inc., a Petaluma, Calif.-based Web design company serving the catalog, direct marketing, and retail industries, took advantage of sharedHR right away when offered by McNeil’s agency. “The service has allowed us to take records scattered about on many different Excel spreadsheets and put them into one database,” says Babow. “We have been able to eliminate significant redundancy in our record-keeping.”
“It’s a good resource for businesses that don’t have their own HR information systems,” adds Babow. He says MarketLive is preparing to launch an online portal for its 170 employees so they can access and process their own documents, such as change of address and tax withholding forms. The portal will help ease the routine paper handling on MarketLive’s HR department.
McNeil says he's been impressed with sharedHR because it offers a library of online forms and documents, checklists, guidelines, and best practices and procedures, all kept up to date and legally compliant. “SharedHR’s online employee handbook, kept legal compliant for multiple states, is an especially valuable feature,” says McNeil.
In fact, SharedHR confers closely with related professionals, including employment law firms, accounting firms, insurance brokers and others to ensure that its clients have access to the most current and tested practices and documents available, says McNeil. Because sharedHR is an application service provider (ASP), all documents and the employee handbook get updated automatically as employment laws and regulations change.
“Knowing that every page in the library is compliant is a great relief, not to mention a great time-saver, for HR professionals,” says McNeil. “It sets sharedHR apart from the competition.”
About sharedHR (http://www.sharedhr.com)
Based in San Rafael, California, sharedHR is a Web-based Human Resources Management System (HRMS) that lightens the workload for HR professionals. SharedHR supplies a complete library of HR forms, documents and policies—each reviewed and updated as needed to ensure compliance with the latest court decisions and regulatory rulings. SharedHR is the only HRMS solution in the marketplace that helps reduce employment liability risks while manage the intricacies of running today's complex HR function. Visit sharedHR at http://www.sharedhr.com.
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