Running a small business or start up is extraordinarily time-consuming and takes the lion’s share of your focus and effort just to keep the lights on. HR may be the furthest thing from your mind as you put out fires, pursue new business and keep moving at a million miles an hour.
But then one day..
There’s a point where you’ll come up for air and realize you need some processes in place…you have an issue you don’t know how to handle…your team has grown exponentially and suddenly it dawns on you: You need some HR!
Whether it’s just for one project or a full consulting plan for the year, I’ve got you covered.
» --- TRADITIONAL HR --- «
From back when the Human Resource Department was called “Personnel” and before we got all strategic and stuff! I can help with the basics: Development of processes and the forms that go with them, creation of your handbook, policies, a legally compliant method of employee record-keeping and training on all of these.
» --- ONBOARDING AND RECRUITING --- «
Maybe you need help sourcing your superstars or interviewing them or you just need assistance in onboarding them in a way that they are loyal to your brand before their very first day. Most likely you know what you’re looking for, but I can fine tune your process and take some of the work off your plate.
» --- ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION --- «
Yes, these are big buzzwords that are in every other article about workforce and employment, but there is a reason for that. That doesn’t necessarily mean an inordinately huge effort or spend on your part. Let’s take a look at what you can do to attract and retain the best team members for your organization and do it in a way that fits your culture, your budget and your future goals.
» --- EMPLOYEE RELATIONS --- «
Human beings and sensitive, complicated matters go hand in hand and the waters can get pretty murky when dealing with those in the workplace. Without a dedicated HR professional on your team, it can be tricky trying to properly navigate those waters. A misstep during an attempt to be empathetic can backfire legally and cost tens of thousands of dollars or more. On the other hand, a cold and inflexible approach can cost you your best talent. How do you blend the two and still stay within the constraints of the laws that are changing all the time? I can help, leaving you more time to focus on growing your business.