So, you’ve got a startup, and now you want to set up the perfect HR support for business. Well, we just happen to have an article about the 8 HR must-haves for your business to succeed. We cover what topics you need covered in your HR department and what jobs need done. Let us take the guesswork out of it.
1. Employee Paperwork
This covers the hiring process and all of the employee paperwork that comes along with it. This includes but is not limited to sign up forms, insurance forms, benefits packages, charts and graphs to see how your employees are doing in certain areas, etc.
2. Employee Relations
People come and go, did you know that? Your HR department is there to solve these problems and work out a solution that is beneficial for everyone. From firing someone to hiring someone new, your HR department will make sure everything runs smoothly.
3. Employee Benefits
Of course you need your employees covered with health insurance and other employee opportunities such as 401K plans or paid vacation time off. You may also be required by law to provide other types of benefits for your employees but all of these will fall under the umbrella of benefits.
4. Employee Payroll
You need an accurate and up to date payroll system in order to keep track of all your employees’ paychecks and make sure they are being paid properly. The IRS is always looking at business’s tax returns, if they see something out of place they could come after you or even shut you down which is the last thing you want. Your HR department will make sure this doesn’t happen.
5. Employee Training
Your employees are going to have questions. How do they use the copy machine? Can they use a certain type of software? Does all this paperwork need to be faxed or mailed in? What do they do if someone comes into their office and is making them uncomfortable? These are all questions that need to be addressed and training is the answer.
6. Employee Communication
All of your employees need to be in tune with each other, especially if you have a big business. We all know there is no such thing as “showing up” for work anymore, everyone is always on call, even people who leave the office at 5pm don’t really leave it behind. Now more than ever communication needs to be top notch.
7. Employee Diversity
We live in a diverse world and your business needs to embrace it. There are a lot of ways you can do this, for instance you could invite an author or speaker who specialises in diversity as a special guest speaker at your business. You could also ask one of your employees to give an employee diversity presentation which would be just as effective. Whatever you choose, make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to diversity and equality.
8. Employee Stress Management
Stress is a daily part of life and work environments are no different. Stress Management programs, seminars and other methods are important to all employees, not just your Human Resource personnel, because we all need to balance out our lives.
The point of this article is to give you the knowledge you need to start the right way. Setting up a human resources department isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be hard either. All it takes is taking the right steps and putting them into practice in your own company. If you can do that, then you are well on your way to creating a successful business.