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Lyons HR: Developing an Effective HR Program through Outsourcing

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Bill Lyons, Chairman, Lyons HRBill Lyons, Chairman
Since the 1970s, outsourcing has been an effective solution for an increasing number of companies. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the most common reason for businesses to outsource HR is to decrease labor and operating expenses. Other causes include greater access to the specialized expertise provided by outsourcing partners, better risk management, and control over laws and regulations and furthermore overall streamlining of business operations. Compliance management in HR is essential for any business as it helps to build a company’s brand reputation and growth. HR has become increasingly complex and expensive. Most companies do not have the means or expertise to anticipate HR issues that can arise in the business.

Moreover, HR compliance is becoming more and more relevant in today’s business scenario. The common question arising from a business: Is the HR department overburdened with paperwork or overwhelmed trying to keep up with the latest legal and compliance requirements? Lyons HR understands this and provides excellent services of intelligent audit, risk, and compliance management services and solutions across the globe. It is a staffing and strategic workforce management company, most commonly known as professional employer organization (PEO).

Bill Lyons founded Lyons HR in 1995 in Florence, Alabama, and has since grown the company to five outsourcing offices, and eight staffing offices. Bill currently serves as the Chairman of Lyons HR. Before founding Lyons HR; Bill had a distinguished career in general operations, financial and accounting management. He served as vice president and CFO of a large, privately owned manufacturing company and held a senior financial position with a Fortune 100 company.
Bill has been a trusted business advisor and has served on the boards of several private companies and industry organizations, including the Business Council of Alabama and the Employer Services Assurance Corporation.

Lyons HR provides human resources outsourcing services to small and medium-sized businesses in the southeastern United States. It functions like an off-site HR department for small to midsize companies. The company manages its client’s human resources from professional recruitment to well-earned retirement. Moreover, Lyons HR allows a business to focus on running the company, through conducting training, policy development, payroll and benefits management, tax administration, regulatory compliance assistance, and much more. It also provides HR services, including HR consultations, audits, recommendations, policies, procedures, and forms; performance, management, and employee training; position descriptions; employee handbooks; state unemployment claims and representation; and labor law compliance assistance.

Lyons HR is accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC), a distinction earned by only about 5 percent of all PEOs. Besides this, the company is also certified by the Internal Revenue Service, giving clients the highest security and assurances available in the employment industry. Lyons HR is in a mission to improve the lives of their clients, employees, and co-workers by implementing smarter HR, staffing, and workforce management services. The company helps its clients drive performance, control their HR and staffing costs. It also increases profitability and mitigates their employment liabilities through a more disciplined and strategic approach to workforce management.

Furthermore, it Lyons HR also helps in professional placement services in different industries such as aerospace, aviation, automotive, logistics, construction, food and agriculture, and much more. There is a lot involved in managing compliance of a company, but the results are well worth it. Though stringent regulations like the FLSA, OSHA, sexual harassment, and anti-discrimination laws are in force, companies should be wise enough to understand their responsibilities to hire an employee. For small to mid-sized businesses who are trying to get their arms around compliance and other human management challenges, a professional employer organization (PEO) like Lyons HR, can be the perfect solution.