Starting an HR Department in Your Small Business

When your business is just you and your college roommate, HR is the last thing on your mind, but when should you start thinking about starting an HR department? Ideally it would be before you hire your first employee, but that’s not practical. So here’s a guide for what you actually need:

Your First Hire

When you bring the first employee on board, think about what he or she would expect from a human resources perspective. Having one employee doesn’t require someone on site to make sure things are legal and in line, but you should consult with an employment law attorney or an HR consultant before you make your first job offer. Pay the person correctly, either as a salaried exempt employee or as someone who’s eligible for overtime, and don’t inadvertently make an employment contract.

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