Why you do and don’t need HR

You have a small business in California with fewer than 25 employees. You may or may not think you need an HR professional.

My HR Expert provides the right level of human resources support to your business when you need it.

Our consultants have a minimum of eight years experience and most have much more.

You have a business to run and employees are likely the most expensive part of your business. They are both the greatest asset and greatest liability.

When an HR issue arises, we want you to confidently say, “Let me check with My HR Expert.

You have an administrative assistant or accountant and you may think:

  • “They do payroll.”
  • “They post job ads.”
  • “I interview candidates.”
  • “We both have a role in hiring.”

“Therefore, when it comes to HR, we’ve got it covered.”

Chances are, you don’t.

You are right that you don’t need an HR department or even a full-time HR professional, but did you know that HR is far more than recruiting, hiring and payroll?

In fact, even when it comes to recruiting and hiring there’s more to it than meets the administrative assistant’s eyes.

Take this quick 10 question quiz to determine how much you and your assistant knows about basic HR:

  1. Do you know who you can legally hire as an independent contractor vs. employee?
  2. Do you have legally required posters readily viewable for your employees (even if you only have 2)?
  3. Do you know the 10 documents or forms you should provide or collect when an employee is hired?
  4. Do you have an employee handbook created for companies with fewer than 25 employees (if you have one created for more employees you are locking yourself into expensive benefits and red-tape)?
  5. Are you prepared for an EEOC complaint?
  6. Are your hiring practices ADA and EEO compliant?
  7. Do you know the state, city, and county regulations that affect your business?
  8. Do you know if you are required to provide health care benefits?
  9. Have your employees received legally required trainings?
  10. Are you consciously creating a culture poised for growth?

If you answered “no” to any one of these questions, you need some HR support. You don’t yet need to hire an HR manager or director, but you do need support and a place to turn before you have questions.

What you don’t know you don’t know, is likely to be what will get you in trouble.

We are here to help!

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