‘Just in time’ HR helps small firms fill gaps

Growing companies – that can’t yet afford an HR professional – turn to consultants for help
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2013

Several years ago, Jeanne McGregor realized her small company was in need of some help. Con-Tech DKI, an emergency service and restoration contractor firm, was too small to justify a human resources department but had grown to a size where it needed more support in the areas of recruitment and HR issues.

“We decided that as we grew our company, we weren’t too familiar with all the HR laws or policies, and we wanted to become a better employer,” says McGregor, co-owner and vice-president of Con-Tech in Toronto, which deals mostly with insurance-related damages involving water, fire, wind and vehicle impact to residential and commercial properties.