Building a business? How to think about your HR timeline
Starting an HR department
Small business owners are usually experienced in making long-term financial plans or sales strategies, but it’s less common to take a long view when it comes to HR.
But this part of your business deserves just as much attention as product development or sales growth. Because HR needs evolve as you hire — the challenges you face with 10 employees are not the same you face with 50 — thinking strategically about this at an early stage can keep you from getting in trouble as your team grows.
I learned this lesson firsthand through founding Bernard Health, a healthcare advisory firm and HR software company. Our team has grown from a solo operation to a 70-person company, and here’s how we thought about HR as we expanded.
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