Our final workshop in the Spring series — H.R. 101 — brought back  Karen Bender , this time joined by Sharon Egan of QTI.

H.R. isn’t for everyone, but as the Founder of your startup there, are rules and regulations you should implement and be aware of on day one of starting your company.

Content to think about in your handbook includes: Message/tone from the Founders, company history/visions/values, nondiscrimination and no harassment statement, company culture overview, commitment to employees, holiday & “leave” policy, expense policy, equal employment clause, stock option policy, non traditional startup benefits, etc.. This will evolve overtime.

H.R. Consultant – Hausmann Johnson
Instructor – SHRM Certification Course – UW

Karen has over 30 years of Human Resources experience ranging from small to mid size businesses all the way up to Fortune 500 companies. Karen was responsible for building from scratch all H.R. policies and practices for Forward Health Group and served as Director of H.R. for Unity Health Insurance. Areas of expertise include employee relations, legal compliance, performance management, benefits administration, recruiting, coaching, discipline, termination and performance management.

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