Many small businesses operate with no employees. One person handles the whole business with perhaps occasional help from family or friends. Making the leap to hiring someone to help is a big one because all of a sudden you need to worry about payroll, benefits, unemployment insurance, and what seems like a myriad of other details. And, this does not even take into consideration the host of problems that can arise from personality conflicts and loss-of-control of all the processes in running your business.

Human Resources refers to the labor, physical and mental abilities that the people in your organization contribute to producing the goods and services of your business. The administration of human resources involves:

Staffing

Training and Development

  • Initial Training
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Preparation of training programs
  • Management and supervisory development

Policies and Procedures

Recordkeeping

  • Making certain you adhere to all labor laws governing employers
  • Maintaining individual employee files
  • Maintaining all of the department records
  • Preparing departmental reports for top management

 

Wage and Salary Administration

 

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