cavnessHR: Focus on your business, we've got your HR.
But growing too fast does bring its own set of challenges.
One of these is Human Resources. HR is the only business function that plays a role in the success of every other business function. It is also the only role that deals with your people from the time you recruit them to the time they depart your company. HR plays an important role in the success of your company.
To help take your company to the next level consider the next steps for your HR.
Recognize You Need to Focus on your HR
Many startups and small businesses can survive for a while without HR.
Bus as you grow, the absence of HR can cause challenges for you.
You should see the below signs as hints it is time to bring on HR.
You don’t have HR professionals doing your HR. I don’t mean your cousin or the person who also does everything you don’t want to do. But an actual HR professional.
You as the business owner are still doing the HR. You did not start your company to do HR. You should focus on your business.
As your company grows, your people will feel the effects of not having an HR professional. For example
Not having proper onboarding: Fast-growing companies rarely have proper onboarding programs designed and implemented. This lack of proper onboarding can make it difficult to set up new people for success. It also puts you at risk for not making sure your new hires are authorized to work in the U.S.
You’re experiencing high turnover: If your company is struggling to retain your talent, it can be a strong indicator of internal company challenges that a HR professional could help with improving.
While you can’t prevent your people from seeking external opportunities. You can make internal changes to create a company culture that prioritizes the people of your company.
These are just a few of the items a HR professional can help with as you scale your company.
Thank you for your time today and remember to be great every day.