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.
- Establishing your I9: Available via USCIS website training video (https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/learning-resources)
- How to Apply for an EIN – (https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-to- apply-for-an-ein)
- Know the basic Wisconsin law and the resources that are available to you. SBDC class teaches about Wisconsin focused law.
- The O*NET Program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. O*NET database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. (https://www.onetcenter.org)
- Need an unemployment registration and rate from state; worker’s compensation policy at the equivalency of 3 FTEs.
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.