4 HR Solutions for one man HR teams

Many early stage & hyper growth companies do not have the luxury of having an army of recruiters, HR business partners, and coordinators to help your company create a world class HR Department.  This doesn't mean the Founder, Hiring Manager, or office manager turned designated HR person can't pull off a really good HR Solution without breaking the bank or working 24hrs a day.  Here are a couple steps that can help:

  1.    Choosing an applicant tracking system.  As an early stage company you have a couple low/no cost options to implementing a pretty robust job board.  If you have a budget of $100 a month you can utilize options like The Resumator or my new personal favorite Kareer.me to build a pretty great page for candidates to apply.  The Resumator gives you more of a traditional applicant tracking system on the back end while Kareer.me gives you an awesome front end candidate experience.  
  2.   Create demand around your brand.  Simply get a camera or your iphone and create video interviews with your current employees.  Compile these videos on a blog (you can set up a Tumblr in 5 minutes) so potential employees can understand more about your company and team. 
  3. For quick on-boarding, check out signmypad ipad app.  This will allow new hires to digitally sign all HR related documents that you can easily store on a secure company cloud platform and send copies to the new hire.  Eliminate paper and saves time. 
  4. Hire slow, fire fast.  Its always difficult being objective when hiring.  Its best to hire by committee and allow your team to help select the next hire.  Use a 4.0 grading scale and only go to offer on candidates with a collective 3.5 or higher.  This will help reduce turnover related to new hires OR BECAUSE OF new hires.