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The Essential HR Guide for Small Businesses and Startups

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Featuring tried-and-true, ready-to-use tools, examples, and resources, The Essential HR Guide teaches the nuts and bolts of HR for small businesses and startups and is the perfect desk reference for any organization who may not have the financial resources to invest in a fully-staffed HR department.

The Essential HR Guide navigates readers through the HR essentials, including developing policies and organizational best practices, managing and measuring performance, driving engagement and cultivating a culture, understanding legal obligations, assessing risk, and guidance for developing leaders.

Praise for The Essential HR Guide for Small Businesses and Startups!

Provides a concise but comprehensive guide to HR issues for small businesses and startups and features easy-to-use chapter summaries and ready-to-use tools. Every founder or small business owner should have a copy of this book within easy reach. --Chris Yeh, author, The Alliance and Blitzscaling

The authors deliver a complete blueprint for strategically aligning and integrating HR best practices within any small business or startup. --Louis M. Laguardia, Ph.D., former Senior Vice President of HR for American Express Travel Related Services

There is little guidance for the entrepreneur or small business owner and The Essential HR Guide delivers much-needed direction for these often-overwhelmed leaders. A smart reference for anyone struggling to find structure in a new venture or implement long-term strategies in a small business. --Kelsey Lovett, CFP®, Financial Advisor at Benefit Compensation Group

About the Authors

Marie Carasco, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, is the Founder and Chief Social Scientist of Talent en Floré LLC. She is an organization
development strategist and thought leader on leader identity development and high-potential talent.

William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow, is President of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. and Rothwell & Associates, LLC. He is also a Professor in the Workforce Education and Development program and Department of Learning and Performance Systems at The Pennsylvania State University.

Additional Info


NameThe Essential HR Guide for Small Businesses and Startups
AuthorMarie Carasco | William J. Rothwell
Published Year2020
Page Count238