Small Business Starter Kit

Looking to start HR from scratch? (Or drastically improve your existing HR practices?) Look no further! We’ve teamed up with industry experts like 99designs and Unbounce to create a Small Business Starter Kit. Included below are chapters to help HR teams in small businesses get started.

**Use HR to create company culture: “**If your startup is a game of chess, HR is your queen. When done right, HR can move anywhere on the board (including the executive board) and protect the king (you) by eliminating threats before they pin you in a corner. Sure, technically you can win in chess without the queen, but it’s an uphill battle and not worth fighting. Yet sadly, one of the most common mistakes small businesses make is leaving the queen out of their strategy altogether. Put simply, HR strategy can make or break your business. So if you’re serious about taking your business to the next level, let’s talk about how you can improve your small business HR strategy.” Read more here.

**Master your payroll: “**Payroll is the sparkly soul of your business. At first glance, it might not look like it. Many business owners still see payroll as some mysterious thing that just happens to recharge their employees’ bank accounts overnight. But there’s something much deeper inside. Payroll is about the connections between people. It’s about the zeal and dedication people bring to their jobs and the way employers appreciate that level of awesomeness. And with payroll comes payday, which creates an opportunity to bring that gratitude to life. Making payday personal shows that you not only care about your team’s contributions, you also truly care about their lives.” Read more here.

How to build your brand: “In the Old West, cowboys would sear a symbol of ownership onto their livestock as a way to deter thieves. Marking cattle with these symbols became so popular, the symbols had to be written down and catalogued as a way to ascertain ownership. Thus, a “brand” became a unique and personal identity, much more than a mere name or symbol. However, like a herd of cattle, a brand can be a difficult thing to control. It takes the best of cowboys to wrangle it in.” Read more here.