If you are running a small or medium sized business with under 100 employees, you probably do not have your own human resources department, or at least not one that is big enough to make strategic planning for your company’s future, also known as talent management. In small businesses especially, sometimes you as an owner have to take on a great deal of things yourself.

You cannot always find the time to constantly monitor and asses your employees, map out a plan for your business in terms of recruitment, and identify the type of positions you need filled. There are also norms that you would like to have in your business, certain expectations from your employees, but you don’t always have the time or knowledge to figure everything out and make sure that your employees always live up to your expectations.

HR Business Partners a Minneapolis based HR consulting firm can help you make sure you are making all the right decisions that are so crucial for the success of your business. HR for small business with less than 100 employees is just as important as it is for big companies, maybe even more so, because you cannot afford to make any mistakes. Your business goals and the growth that you are working so hard for will only be made available by making the right choices, making sure you hire, promote, and retain the right personnel.

A business is the sum of its parts, and it’s so important that those different parts are not square pegs in round holes.  When you get the right employee, it also crucial to get them to understand as soon as possible what is expected of them, the do’s and don’ts of your company. HR Business Partners, is a company with the knowledge and experience to make those important decisions for you.

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Affirmative Action Plans

Affirmative Action Plans

Having a legally compliant and updated affirmative action plan is an important part of your business to attract and retain employees from diverse backgrounds. If you plan to bid on government contracts, it is a requirement. Our fully customized affirmative action plans create a specific road map for your company to work toward creating greater diversity within your organization.

Employee Handbooks and Policies

Employee Handbooks and Policies

The company employee handbook is one of the most important communication tools between your company and your employees. Not only does it set forth your expectations for your employees, but it also describes what they can expect from the company. It is essential for your company to have an employee handbook to convey the culture of your organization and to create the operational foundation of your company. By providing a tool for employees to reference, you are increasing the consistency of organizational practices. This will help to reduce potential legal disputes which could occur when employees perceive they are being treated unfairly. Courts have considered an employee handbook to be a contractual obligation, so it is important to have the handbook professionally created and customized for the size and location of your organization.
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Employee Performance Management

Employee Performance Management

Performance management includes activities to ensure that individual and organizational goals are consistently being met. Your organization needs the proper tools and professional coaching to effectively engage, retain, and manage employee performance. Our tools for performance management include employee performance appraisals, 360 degree performance feedback, individual and organizational performance goal setting, and performance improvement plans. By following legally compliant processes, you will be able to confidently follow through with employee terminations.

Recruiting

Recruiting

You need the right team of people to help you run your company. Hiring the right individuals for your organization can have an immediate impact upon your business. Our recruiting services include job analysis, writing job descriptions, writing job advertisements, posting jobs on applicable web sites, receiving resumes, reviewing resumes, conducting phone interviews, providing candidate recommendations, checking references, creating offer letters, and negotiating job offers.

Setting up an HR Department

Setting up an HR Department

A professionally implemented HR Department can have a significant impact upon your organization by providing legal compliance, benefits, and saving time with responding to recurrent questions.

Legal compliance:- Your company needs to make sure it is covering the basic work environment and record keeping requirements. These laws pertain to all employers - regardless of size. As your company grows, it becomes subject to more laws such as Family Medical Leave Act and Equal Employment Opportunity.

Benefits:- Even in a small company, employees want benefits. There are several simple, low or no-cost benefits which companies can provide their employees. A basic, customized benefits package is essential to the success and growth of your organization.

Save time:- Having written policies and procedures provides employees with a tool to answer their own questions. This saves you time in responding to recurrent questions. It will also ensure equal treatment of employees which enhances legal compliance.

H-1B Petition Processing Services

H-1B Petition Processing Services

Employers must verify that an individual whom they plan to employ or continue to employ in the United States is authorized to accept employment in the United States. As an employer, you may require the services of a foreign national to work at your company or business. If the individual is already a permanent resident (green card holder), you may hire that individual, but you must comply with the employment verification requirements.

If the alien is not already a permanent resident, you will need to file a petition so that the individual may obtain the appropriate immigrant or non immigrant classification. You may chose to file an immigrant petition (permanent) or a non immigrant petition (temporary) on behalf of that employee. You do not need to hire an immigration attorney to process the petition. Startup shoppe will complete the petition and ensure the proper process is followed in order to secure appropriate classification with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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Karen Gureghian, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Karen Gureghian has 20 years of Human Resource management experience working for public and private organizations in the Twin Cities. In 2003, she launched her own consulting firm, which specializes in implementing the human resource function for small or start-up companies. In this role, Karen works directly with owners and presidents of companies and acts as a strategic HR business partner and implementation specialist in the areas of policy and procedure documentation, recruiting, benefits, and HR function set-up. Prior to 2003, Karen worked as an HR Manager for Xilinx and FSI International.

Karen has been an active member of HR Professionals of Minnesota since 2003. She served as a Co-Chair for Professional Development where she was responsible for organizing the Fall and Spring Conferences, VP of Membership, and President. Karen is a Chartering Member of HRP-MN and worked as part of a team to gain SHRM chapter affiliation. She is a member of SHRM and has served as Secretary and is currently serving as Associate Director of Membership of the SHRM Minnesota State Council.

Karen earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota and BA in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She has the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and also works as an adjunct faculty member for Metropolitan State University teaching courses in Human Resources.
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