In our last blog, we discussed what a big step hiring a full-time human resources expert can be for a new company. Young businesses often make the mistake of waiting too long, worried that they won’t have enough work for the HR person to do full-time and that it won’t be worth the expense. As a result, office managers have to play HR expert, administrator, and more all at once. Unfortunately, this setup can burn great administrators out completely. Not only that, it can hurt your company by preventing it from growing healthily.

Whether you’re an up-and-coming HR expert or the owner of a growing company, you should be aware of the signs that a business truly needs an HR person. We have already discussed having over 50 employees and struggling to manage the hiring process. Today, we have three more signs to share!

You Need an HR Department If…

  • There’s a belief that HR is just paperwork.

    • Though HR experts do create employee files and post notices, they do so much more than that. Why? Because companies need much more than that. HR experts hire new employees, get them on board, figure out benefits, train the workforce, and manage employee relations. At the end of the day, HR is about employee development, not just paperwork. If you don’t know how to wear the multiple hats an HR person has to wear, hire someone who does. At #1 HR Expert, we can help you find the perfect fit!
  • Managing the company’s people is preventing leaders from moving forward.

    • When the a company’s leadership can’t focus on plotting out the company’s growth because they’re too busy mediating disagreements, trying to boost morale, and and working to find new employees, it needs help from an HR expert. An HR expert will be able to take a lot of this work off the leadership’s plate while keeping them in the loop so they can focus on the big picture without getting bogged down. This is essential for any company’s survival.
  • The company’s leadership has to google labor laws all the time. 

    • This is a sign that they don’t understand even the basics of labor laws and regulations. This is bad, because laws tend to change and make it even more difficult to stay on track. An HR expert trained by our team will know basic regulations and have the ability to track changes so that the company can move forward.

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