We’ve seen how startups and smaller companies suffer when People Practices aren’t included in their initial strategy. In the early stages of a startup, HR tends to fall onto administrative staff and as the company grows, HR then shifts to the Finance or Legal team, until... the wheels start to fall off. The CEO, COO or Co-Founder (and sometimes all three!) begin encountering people issues and end up spending 20-25% of their time on unfamiliar problems instead of focusing on growing a successful business. The end result? A reactive, mission critical effort to hire an experienced HR professional or to build out a People Team to correct culture, reverse engineer equitable practices and “fix” the growing people challenges.
Been there? There right now?
Imagine crafting a People strategy that can grow with scale, is customized for your organization and is supported by an experienced CHRO without the added cost of a full time executive? Envision an HR consulting approach that anchors your growing team in a culture of learning, resiliency, recognition and development all the while delivering on equitable policies and processes? One that engages and retains your pool of knowledge keepers AND attracts new talent. If you could partner with an experienced professional when needed, and more importantly, for what you need and prevent the many people issues that delay, disrupt and derail growth strategies, would you?
Let Smart Startup HR help.