Having human resources programs in place is a requirement as you build your wedding business, but we know that it can be confusing to understand all the roles, requirements and responsibilities. Despite what you think you know, Human Resources is more than just paperwork! If you’re interested in learning more about HR but aren’t sure where to start, check out these top small business HR resources, below:
Department of Labor
First and foremost, it’s important to go straight to the source for a deeper understanding of human resources or any legal questions you may have. The U.S. Department of Labor website offers a number of small business resources to help your business comply with rules and regulations, including answers to everyday HR questions as well as for special situations that your business may not have handled before. Overall, it’s a good place to start when you’re seeking HR advice.
Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is another great resource for learning more about current news and best practices in human resources. SHRM takes HR knowledge to the next level by sharing content on popular HR topics as well as informs on HR strategy. They also provide templates and tools that help you implement things you learn. In order for you to be successful and keep your employees happy, it’s important to understand both the rules and regulations as well as best practices in the industry – SHRM helps you achieve that!
Whether you’re ready to hire your first employee or your fiftieth, Monster.com is there to help. In addition to being one of the top job board websites, its benefits to companies have come a long way. Your business can post an open position on Monster and accept applicants, or your business can search for applicants to see who’s looking for a job in your area. Even better, you can save those searches so that Monster can match you with new applicants as they appear so you don’t have to constantly monitor! Even if you’re not actively searching for a new employee, Monster has several forums where you can learn more about other HR-related topics.
If you’re not searching for the answers to any specific questions, a good way to learn more about HR is to add some HR blogs to your daily or weekly reading list. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn from this less formal channel! Blogs like Ask a Manager or Evil HR Lady are written by human resources professionals and answer questions from readers. These are great for those strange and less common situations that may come up in your business. And you can always check back here for more HR resources for wedding and events professionals!