Small business owners take on a wide variety of roles. This can include everything from sales calls to accounting to fixing the copier. Some owners like to keep their shops small with a dedicated staff who similarly handles a range of tasks within the company.
However, success brings about growth and change. If you have contemplated bringing in a person to handle human resources within the organization, the chances are that you should do it.
The benefits of an HR person
Business owners need to sign off on all important decisions related to the running of the company. However, a HR person (or staff) handles such matters as salary, pay issues, picking insurance plans and creating benefit packages that will help attract top tier talent. HR can also handle the complicated and difficult tasks involved with employee disputes such as alleged discrimination and compliance of employment laws.
The 50-employee milestone
Employment and compliance issues become a lot more complicate once you reach a 50-employee staff. While it is recommended that someone focus on HR if you have 15 employees, it is a downright necessity by the time your business hits 50.
Take staffing issues off your plate
As companies grow, the founders, key longtime employees and managers need to focus on the services and products it provides to ensure the continued growth of the business. These are the skills that built up the company, so turning over the day-to-day HR administration to a specific person can free up time for you and others to focus on the things that got you there in the first place.
It’s also advisable that the HR employee work with a business law attorney who can help establish employee handbooks, draft protocols for running the business, address compliance issues and other employment and business law issues before they become bigger problems.