Running a business is about the people. If it’s just you, then you need to be kind to yourself, listen to yourself both physically and mentally, and get support.
Hiring the right employees is important but it’s not enough. For your business to succeed you’ll have to shape those employees into a winning team. Team building isn’t easy though, so how do you get everyone to work well together.
The saying, “No man is an island,” holds true in business. After all, it is impossible to do everything by yourself. The sooner you recognise this, I believe the closer you get to achieving any goal you set for your company.
That said, while two heads are always better than one, having the right two minds is imperative. Building a dynamic team, both externally and internally, is the cornerstone of any successful business. For your company to experience significant revenue, you need help.
Although your team may begin with one or two founders or employees, if you find success you will soon need to consider how to manage multiple people, teams and groups, and all that comes with it.
HR Considerations when starting a business
Many small and medium sized business often don’t have the capacity or see the need for a HR department, it doesn’t mean there is no requirement for HR processes and documentation from the very early days of starting a business. The following is some important HR considerations for any start up business;
Leverage off technology and use a HR cloud based system
Forget paperwork and filing cabinets by signing up to a cloud based HRIS system. This will save you time on HR tasks and provide a seamless experience to new starters. Many HRIS systems will plug into your payroll program and provide a platform to manage all staff records, leave, training requirements, certification, company policies & host the company mission statement, goals & values.
Fair Work Act & National Employment Standards & Industry Awards
The Fair Work Act 2009 is a piece of Commonwealth legislation which governs most employment law in Australia and provides for employer rights and responsibilities.
National Employment Standards also known as NES is a section of the Fair Work Act that contains a summary of the 10 national minimum standards. This is the baseline for all employee rights in Australia.
Company goals & mission statement
Company goals, mission statement and values clearly articulate what you stand for as a business. They are used to tell the story of what you want from your team and brings people together to work as an effective team.
As any business grows, naturally workplace issues arise. By having Workplace Policies in place early, provides for a clear structure and guidelines for how to manage the issues both informally and formally. This helps manage small conflicts before they become big ones.
Top 10 HR Start Up Tricks
- Establish who will oversee and manage HR records
- Ensure you are legally covered by having an employment contract in place for the business
- Sign up to a cloud based HRIS system which integrates with payroll
- Ensure you have a clear mission, vision, and values for your business
- Implement Workplace Policies & include your WHS obligations
- Write and issue Job descriptions and discuss goals
- Create recruitment processes
- Implement Employee benefits; this will help to retain and attract staff
- Schedule check ins and regularly communicate with your employees
- Develop training and development processes and opportunities
Get in touch with COG Branding to understand how the team can be key drivers of your brand and see how a business performed better when the entire business moves as a single unit through the brand touch points.