You started your company on your own and you can run it on your own — or can you? When a small business owner tries to wear all of the hats, something eventually suffers. If you think that you can run your human resources properly, chances are that you are making a mistake.
Human resources is an umbrella that covers various aspects of your daily operations. Hiring, payroll and benefits are just the tip of the iceberg. In order to keep your human resources department running smoothly, you need to focus on it. If you focus on it, you lose focus of other aspects of your business. It’s easy to see how the problem eventually snowballs.
People who start their own businesses are creating something akin to children. You bring your company to life, you feed it, care for it and place all your energy into it in order to make it grow. It’s difficult to give up control. It’s tough to allow someone else to take the reins, even if it’s only to control a small part of the company. Smart entrepreneurs squelch these feelings and hire help when they need it, even if it means giving up DIY for human resources.
Human resources is a degree. People spend four years (or more) in college learning how to run a human resources department effectively and successfully. Very few small business owners have the skill set or knowledge to compete with these professionals and that fact will eventually show itself if the duties are not delegated, which is why DIY for human resources is a bad idea.
If you would like to find out how we can help manage the human resources aspect of your business, reach out to our team. You don’t have to do it all alone.