Who is your head of Human Resources? in a small company, that person often has many hats, and their primary training was not in HR. I know because these people come to me asking questions that should be basic HR.
No problem. You can answer basic HR questions with a quick Google search or a quick phone call to an expert. But, when things really go downhill, you need an experienced HR person who knows how to act now. Sometimes there is no time for a phone call or a text message.
While we can all hope that the most difficult ask your HR head deals with is helping an employee through a request for a leave of absence. But that’s unlikely, and you will regret having an inexperienced person at your helm when these things happen.
How do you handle it when a male employee plays a “joke” on a female employee by jumping out of a dark corner and putting a plastic bag over her head? The employee believed it was okay because “he removed it when he realized she was upset/unable to breathe.”
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