I can hear all my HR friends out there screaming when they read this title. As a consultant and coach to many small business owners, I have often found myself advising business owners to analyze their specific needs before adding to their headcount. And creating a human resource manager position is at the top of the list of what to reevaluate.
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I always start with this question, “What is causing you to consider adding an HR manager to your staff?” Often I’ll hear an answer related to the number of employees in the company. When businesses get to the 40-plus employee count, those in leadership positions start to think that of course they need an HR manager.
So, if your own answer to my question also revolves around the number of employees you have, think again — and analyze. Carefully examine the following seven questions to determine what this new HR position would be for:
1. Payroll and benefits?
These functions can easily be outsourced if you haven’t already done so. There are plenty of payroll and PEOs (professional employer organizations) available to