Q: How do I start an HR department?
A: Often HR departments begin with the payroll function and the associated processes necessary to begin the employer/employee relationship. Those processes might include developing a benefits package and ensuring recordkeeping processes, such as I-9 completion and maintenance, are in order. These tasks maybe covered out of the accounting or executive departments initially. As organizations grow and the management of rewards systems, workforce planning and staff development grow dedicated HR employees are often hired first on a part-time basis and later in a full –time capacity.