The many HR hats often worn by early stage startup founders

Do you feel like you start your day wearing one hat, but by the time the end of the day rolls around, you've donned and discarded multiple hats?If so, you aren't alone. Startup founders notoriously have their hands in every piece of their startup, especially when it comes to human resources.In this article, we look at the many HR hats often worn by early stage startup founders.The role of mentorBy virtue of being the leader, you naturally fit the role of mentor.You're a seasoned veteran, you kno...
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5 HR metrics startups should be tracking

Your human resources initiatives directly affect your employees. They may even mean the difference between happy and unhappy staff.To help you understand what's working, and whether or not it's cost-effective, you want to use human resources (HR) metrics.This way you can measure which of your human resource activities are contributing to your overall startup growth and performance. These may include such things as:Hiring and onboardingEmployee retentionPerformance managementOverall staff satisfa...
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Why your startup isn’t too small to develop HR policies and processes

If you think your new business is too small for a human resources (HR) department, think again.Many new startups think they're too small for HR to matter, but this couldn't be further from the truth. You might think you can handle issues as they arise, but this leaves you open to conflict and even legal trouble.As a new startup, it's best practice to set get HR onboard in the beginning. In this article, we look at why your startup isn't too small to develop HR policies and processes from the sta...
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Why employers should look for ABILITY over credentials, by Jason Shen


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10 tips on creating HR processes and policies for startups

You're a go-getter. You've spent months, if not years, getting your startup off the ground.If you're like most entrepreneurs, you've done most of it on your own.But, regular tasks like recruitment, hiring, payroll, benefits plans and employee care are slipping away from you, and there's that nagging voice in your head that's telling you that you need some help.Yet, you don't think your startup is quite big enough for an HR (human resources) department. So, what do you do?In this article, we're g...
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8 common payroll problems to avoid

Payroll is much more than just paying your employees their salary or hours worked.When it comes to payroll, it encompasses not only wages but deductions such as taxes and social security as well as health insurance and more.Payroll can be difficult for some startups, so today we look at eight common payroll problems to avoid.  #1: Setting it up incorrectlyPayroll is complicated, especially where taxes are concerned.Not only are taxes a vital part of payroll, but they are difficult to unders...
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AI can transform HR from a cost center to a core strategic asset

The single most important asset for any company is the people—the human capital—yet many companies struggle to attract and retain the talent they need to drive innovation and growth. To achieve their strategic goals as well as satisfying employee expectations, companies need to transform their HR processes and technologies to support stronger data analytics. While good office design and employee perks create a pleasant working environment, data-driven policies are the real key to "becoming the b...
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5 ways human resources software pays for itself

Although many start-ups initially rely on their goal-oriented, collaborative culture to support their people management needs, such a relaxed attitude isn't an effective plan for growth. Instead, by investing in human resources (HR) software you'll spend less time dealing with HR admin and free up more time to focus on achieving your business goals. Crucially, you'll be able to ensure compliance with regulations and policies to avoid any problems in the future. John Crowley shares here five ways...
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4 crucial roles of artificial intelligence in entrepreneurship today

 Despite being firmly embedded in much of today's technology, artificial intelligence (AI) still conjures for some people the ominous science-fiction images of a future when intelligent robots wipe out humanity and take over the world. And yet AI is already improving finance, healthcare, education, transportation and other industries, while many of us benefit from AI very time we use our digital personal assistants. Many businesses have already adopted AI-based solutions and there's a growi...
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Need proof you need HR? Here it is.

​Are you one of the many companies that needs a real, tangible reason to hire human resources staff?If you need proof you need HR, here it is.We're going to look at period-underwear company, Thinx, and how their lack of proper human resources negatively impacted their business.Thinx: A Case StudyPeriod-underwear company, Thinx, started with one woman's brainchild to provide women with an alternative to traditional menstrual products.Their highly absorbent, washable underwear replaces mainstream ...
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