Do you wonder if you really need human resources support?
Here are 4 simple questions to help you decide.
This means you are in the business of hiring and firing. No sugar coating here: this is one of the highest risk HR areas you have as an employer. In case you don’t believe me, here are just a few things that can go wrong when you hire and fire:
Don’t panic. And don’t get rid of all your employees! Let’s work together to put policies and practices in place that minimize risk for yourself, your company, and your employees.
This means you are likely still operating as a single owner entity. The impressive news is that you clicked on this link, which means you are already thinking ahead. You are the kind of employer I would love to work with. Although it doesn’t sound like there is much we need to work on together right now, on that exciting day when you know it’s time to start hiring, I’ll be here. I look forward to partnering together and setting up a path for great success when the time is right.
Then it’s time to take HR seriously. Are you meeting legal requirement? Do you have the required postings in your worksite? Have you developed policies and procedures around anti-harassment and discrimination? Are your employees trained on Standards of Conduct? If these questions made your head spin, just wait, I have more. An HR consultant is a great fit for your situation. Let’s work together and build a solid human resources foundation.
Even just one employee on your payroll is cause for you to think about human resources. Let’s work together to cultivate your employees’ experience. We will start with some basic policies and procedures. Develop or update your handbook. Oh yeah, and make sure you are following the law. This is the time to be proactive, before something happens and you wish you had.
Then you know independent contractors are a great way to obtain expertise for a short period of time without hiring an employee. Did you also know there are legal guidelines around what constitutes an independent contractor? Do your independent contractors legally qualify? I’m able to help quickly assess any current or future contracts to determine if they meet the criteria. If they don’t, I’ll help strategize alternative solutions.
Then take a deep breath. No independent contractors mean no risk. Risk, you say? Yes. If you do decide to hire an independent contractor, let’s work together to make sure we follow the law and minimize your risk.
Congratulations! You get a gold star. But if it hasn’t been updated in the last two years, I need that star back. Time for a re-fresh. I’d love to review your current document and give it a little lift, make sure it’s compliant, and send you future updates.
You aren’t alone. Many companies don’t and it’s not because they don’t want to… it’s because the daunting thought of starting it is enough to make grown men cry. Let me take away the fear. We’ll strategize about what’s important to you and your employees and put together a document that is useful, makes sense, and gives you cover for the decisions you make.
That wasn't so painful, now was it?
You now have a better sense of what you're already doing well, ways you might improve, and areas of concern that require your immediate attention.
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