Owning and managing a small business is a task that can be both stressful and time-consuming all at the same time. After all, you're required to take on all sorts of jobs on your own, including human resources. Unfortunately, it also means that your hands can become so full that you end up making a mistake that can end up causing all sorts of headaches for the business itself, especially in terms of HR.
Here are three of the biggest HR mistakes that could end up creating all sorts of huge issues for your small business.
Not training new employees properly
When it comes to training new employees, one of the most important things involved should be an onboarding process, followed by professional development programs throughout the rest of an employee's time with your business. By implementing this type of process, you will be able to rest easy knowing that you took the time to properly train your employees and provide them with everything that they need in order to be successful and grow in the business.
Failing to document performance issues
By not taking the time to properly document performance issues involving your employees, you will be opening yourself and your company up to lawsuits in the event that a difficult termination takes place. This is where you will want to implement risk management, which should include documenting all performance issues in order to avoid a wrongful termination claim.
Not having an employee handbook that's updated
If you don't have an employee handbook that's updated, you will be running the risk of employee's violating company policies on all sorts of levels. By correcting this kind of issue, you will be able to communicate all work-related policies to your employees so that they are aware of what is and isn't permitted in the workplace. Additionally, your employees should also sign a form indicating that they have read the handbook and understand what all is expected of them while on the clock.
HR101: Employee Hiring and Retention Workshop
DATE: August 30, 2019, 11:00am CDT
Address: Capital One Cafe at the Domain
11801 Domain Blvd
Austin, TX, 78758
Cherylann Campbell will help you learn to effectively deal with the human element and navigate the myriad of compliance issues when you hire and work to retain employees. Lunch is provided by Capital One.