Small Business Human Resources

For small businesses, entrepreneurs, SME’s and large corporations alike, the human resources department is important for business success. Human resources performs more duties than simply handling the employing of staff and colleagues  once a year or processing payroll on a weekly or monthly basis. Instead, this department helps to develop a businesses strategy and handles the companies employee-centered activities. But being a small business, an entrepreneur or SME probably means you can’t afford your own department, so here are a few ‘head starts’ before you call in the experts to help…

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