A step-by-step guide to establishing an HR team for your small business

As a small business owner, you may be used to managing HR operations like recruitment, management, and training all by yourself. In the long run, lacking a separate HR team for these operations could put your small business at a disadvantage, especially when it comes to compliance and employee engagement.

How small businesses can set up their First HR team

By establishing a dedicated HR team, you can focus on other important elements of your business and improve the overall customer experience. Here are five tips to help you get started with your first HR team:

  1. Define what you wish to accomplish with your new HR team (e.g., recruitment, employee management, or HR service delivery). This will help you understand what to look for in HR candidates and hire successfully.

  2. Envision your desired company culture and define what your organization stands for as you build your HR team. This will help the team function in line with your culture.

  3. Put your organization’s policies and practices associated with attendance, leave, working hours, employee performance management, payroll, and tax deductions in place.

  4. Select the tools you will use to accomplish your everyday HR operations. It’s best to opt for HR software, as it can help you automate all related operations and keep data centralized.

  5. Clarify the role of your HR team in ensuring compliance with regional and national labor laws.

Read more about the tips to establish your first HR team in our HR Knowledge Hive.


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