So, your company isn’t big enough for an HR department?
Do you really need an HR department if you are just a small or medium-sized business? ABSOLUTELY! Leaders many times are involved in every decision made in their business. They manage every aspect of the business with incredible attention to detail to ensure that everything runs smoothly. So, what is wrong with that? The problem occurs when the leadership is forced to make a choice between their business and their employee.
What exactly is “HR?”
To sum it up, HR is the mechanism that connects the employees to the company. A human resources department makes sure that the company stays compliant with employment law and ensures that employees are compliant with the company’s policies. Few businesses truly consider this function necessary until an issue arises, and it is too late. It is only after an employee brings a wrongful termination or harassment suit against the company that the need for an objective HR department really becomes clear.
Why can’t I do it myself?
We understand the impulse to try to handle all these issues yourself. Every aspect of the business runs through you. You have your finger on the pulse of the company, so who better to handle the “people side” of the business than you? Well, in that statement lies the problem.
In your organization, Human Resources should be seen as its own, objective entity. Employees need to feel like they can approach their HR contact with anything that may be bothering them. Employees may not find leadership approachable due to the level of investment those leaders have in the company. This same concept applies if legal action is brought against the company. In an investigation, it is hard to prove that leadership made a decision that was impartial regarding an employee issue. That is why it is so important to always have an HR process in place.
But I can’t afford to hire a full HR staff…
We’ve got you covered. If hiring on a full HR department just isn’t in the cards for your business, Barracuda is right for you. We provide full-service HR support so that you can focus on your business. Our experienced consultants make sure that you have the right policies and procedures in place to protect you and your employees. Barracuda Consulting and our family of companies (Barracuda Staffing and Red River Payroll), also offer services such as leadership coaching, employee training, personality assessments, staffing, and paperless payroll.
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