Case Study

Outsourcing HR sets business up for their next phase of success

Few and Far are a Sydney-based business that offers bespoke event styling and design services. Since its founding in 2015, the business has grown significantly, expanding its team and its services. Few and Far have a very clear ethos and identify. They are champions of slow, considerate purchasing.

Few and Far are a Sydney-based business that offers bespoke event styling and design services. Since its founding in 2015, the business has grown significantly, expanding its team and its services. Few and Far have a very clear ethos and identify. They are champions of slow, considerate purchasing.

The Challenge

The founders of Few and Far are hands-on within their company, however, since expansion and growth within the teams, both are spending more time on HR tasks than the creative work they love. Few and Far had reached the point of so many small businesses, wherein they required HR transformation and oversight, but lacked the resources internally. It was also imperative to the founders of Few and Far that they did not lose their identity along the way.

Furthermore, their business experiences a lot of seasonality. Few and Far must be effectively managing their internal resources and employees at all times for the business to be successful, but were not confident in their procedures.

Our Solution

HR Policies

Getting started, it was clear that all HR policies and procedures needed to be reviewed. Our team audited existing documentation and then updated them, ensuring that they were fit for purpose, suiting the style of employees and relationships that Few and Far operate. Moreover, we also ensured that they were compliant and adhered to all legislative requirements.

Outsourced HR

HumanX works alongside Few and Far as their ongoing HR agency. We support the team by taking on the core HR responsibilities. As experts, we know that not every Outsourced HR engagement is the same. We have integrated with the team at Few and Far to fulfil the roles most needed, rather than having a one-size-fits-all arrangement.

Retention & Benefits

HumanX worked with Few and Far to identify what would make a difference to employees, particularly in the small business space. This had to be managed alongside what was realistic for the company to provide on an ongoing basis. Few and Far are now able to provide a benefits package, including health insurance and retirement savings plans.

The Results

The impact of outsourcing HR to HumanX was almost immediate. Jessica and Sarah were able to spend more time on the creative aspects of their business, while HumanX took care of their HR needs. Setting up this partnership has removed the stress and additional workloads from Jessica and Sarah, allowing them to lead their company, focusing on developing the vision of the business. With HumanX there to support them, both founders are more confident with their decision-making and relaxed knowing experts are at-hand.

The HR function is now robust and protects the company. It has set boundaries for the team, installing confidence within the workplace. As a result of the HR policies, Few and Far’s HR function is now equipped to support any plans for growth and development that they may have, but also they are able to scale and effectively manage the seasonality of their business.

Developing a benefits package for full time employees has increased employee satisfaction and driven retention. Employees feel valued and cared for, which aligns with Few and Far’s brand identity. The authenticity of this employee value proposition is fuelling employee buy-in as well as attracting top-talent in the industry.

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What our clients say about us

As Sarah says, "We're grateful for the partnership we've developed with HumanX. They've helped us navigate some of the challenges that come with running a small business, and they've given us the tools and resources we need to succeed. We're excited to see what the future holds for Few and Far, and we know that HumanX will be there every step of the way."


Few and Far

According to Jessica, "We used to spend hours poring over HR paperwork and trying to make sense of confusing regulations. Now we can focus on what we do best, which is creating beautiful events for our clients. We know that HumanX has our back, and that gives us the peace of mind to really invest ourselves in our work."


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