You’re busy. There are teams to supervise, jobs to find, payments to follow-up with, employees to hire, and so much more. We get it. However, as a business owner, there are certain to-dos with which you cannot slack. The first rule of employee relations and human resources is one of them: documentation, documentation, documentation. (Did we mention documentation?)

The hardest part of keeping up on human resources is the initial paperwork. Once templates are in place, follow-through can be done almost effortlessly. Trust us, you will be glad you made it a priority!

4 Documentation Must-Haves for Business Owners

  1. Job Descriptions – The last thing you want to do is to hire someone for a job they didn’t know they were applying for. Update your job descriptions before posting them, each and every time! Use these descriptions as a default if questions arise.
  2. Employee handbook – It’s in your favor to have an employee handbook that is thorough and up-to-date. That way if issues arise (which they will), you will have documentation to fall back on. (Have we mentioned documentation yet?) Do yourself a favor by taking the time to customize an employee handbook according to your company’s needs.
  3. Tax Obligations – Tax season doesn’t have to be stressful! With proper planning and documentation, it can be smooth-sailing! Creating a system for new hires, pay submissions, and expenses is a must.
  4. Workers Comp – A lot is at stake for everyone involved in a workers compensation issue. Regardless of business size, insurance coverage will be an ever-present challenge. Understanding what your insurance companies covers is the first step. Communicating the policies is the second. Documenting an on-the-job injury is the third.

So, we’ve named what you need to have in place. Now the challenge is getting it in place!

Employee relations and documentation make a difference! Did you know that as a member of Certified Contractors Network, you receive access to Human Resource templates in our Knowledge Base?

Consider joining us for the upcoming Certified Contractors Network Business Operations Boot Camp March 30th – April 1st. This three-day conference includes more secrets for office administrators and business owners alike than we could possibly mention in a short blog!

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