Yes, you read that correctly. It is possible to turn compliance into a competitive advantage. In fact, the notion that it isn’t possible is what can propel your company ahead of its peers.
To most organizations, regulatory compliance is pure cost. You don’t have a choice but to comply, and you seek to spend as little as possible in the process of doing so. The pressure to keep the price tag low, however, could cost you a significant return on your compliance investment.
Rather than treat HR compliance as unique, approach it as you would any other organizational development project. Of course, implement the measures necessary to satisfy the relevant regulatory bodies … but don’t stop there! Think about how you could use these new processes and controls to streamline your organization and improve service delivery to your hiring managers. Do this, and you could use your compliance investment to cut operating costs instead of increasing them. You might have to commit a bit more up front, but the payoff will be worth it.
Now, how do you get from cost containment to ROI? It’s all about putting resources to work!
Consider what you’ve saved through a compliance initiative that doubles as an efficiency play. It could be an increase in employee availability or freed up capital, for example. These resources are now available for you to invest in other areas. Deploy them to projects or operations that have ROI potential attached to them, and you’ve hit the trifecta: compliance, cost-cutting and ROI.
KGTiger makes this sort of outcome attainable. Use our BYTE service to handle the rote, but labor-intensive, administrative aspects of corporate recruiting compliance that tie down talent and keep them from focusing on the high-touch and experience-intensive areas of their jobs. We’ll take care of the time- and data-intensive elements of the compliance process for you, cutting the cost of compliance and making your team available to do the work that leads to improved company performance – particularly through recruiting, interviewing and hiring.
Change your perspective on regulatory compliance, and you’ll achieve a vastly different outcome. While your competitors are looking to comply at the lowest possible price, you’ll be investing for clear results. Let them think about costs – keep your eye on ROI.