Startup HR Toolkit and Coaching
Why Work With Us for Your Startup’s Interim HR and People Strategy? It’s a No-Brainer!
We understand how important it is for a startup to be cost-efficient during different growth stages. Unfortunately, people and culture often get sacrificed during this time, which can spell disaster for a startup longer term. That’s why our Startup HR Toolkit and “Lean People Strategy as a Service” framework for Startups and SMBs is flexible and customizable to companies at different stages and capital structures.
We help you postpone or avoid the large cost and risk of bringing on a full-time Head of HR/People by providing best-in-class interim HR leadership. With our tools and training, we’ve helped startups reduce operating costs for HR up to 55% using our framework.
Here’s how we’re different:
- Our small but mighty team have all been strategic people strategy and change management leaders at top companies across various industries. So, we bring a strong business focus to the people ops function to boost your ROI.
- Our toolkit uses advanced people analytics tools and partners to measure your company’s unique needs and help you fill urgent roles faster.
- We utilize our expertise in HR training and coaching to improve employee engagement and team productivity.
- You get your startup’s unique HR and People Strategy Playbook as part of the HR toolkit. This contains your People Strategy roadmap, key processes, compensation strategy, learning and development, career paths, and more.
- Ultimately, our toolkit and services can replace the cost of hiring a full-time HR leader for up to 12 months, saving you tons on your costs!
Our Interim HR Offerings
A Helping Hand (1-3 months)
- Best for companies of 30 employees or under
- Mini-organizational effectiveness assessment
– Full Startup HR Toolkit
– Culture and DEI support
-2 hours of Team leader/manager coaching
– Ideal compensation framework
– Employee Handbook
A Shoulder to Lean On(3-6 months)
- Our full talent and organizational assessment
- Our people analytics tool to cut recruiting time in half
Usually includes Everything in a Helping Hand PLUS….
– Ideal Recruiting process
-Career paths mapping and succession plan
– Communications and operations improvement
– Lightweight info sharing/data governance process
-Learning and development strategy
-Diversity and inclusion
A Full Mind-Body Experience(6-12 months)
- Best if you need interim HR Leadership
Usually includes Everything in a Shoulder to Lean On PLUS….
– Ideal org and team design/re-design
– Strategic short and long-term people strategy roadmap
– Learning and development plan and implementation
– Change management as needed
– Your company’s People and Culture Playbook
We create value for startups by combining our unique expertise in…
Data and Analytics
Neuroscience and Behavior
…And Some Creativity and the Arts
In order to scale culture and employee engagement initiatives, organizations need to choose and make the best use of technology, in addition to other strategies. Luckily, HR tech is a booming market with new solutions coming out everyday. To simplify the options on the market, we’ve made a list of the pros and cons of the most popular culture and employee engagement tools and how they work to help you decide what could work for you.
- Facilitates real-time communication and collaboration.
- Integrates with numerous third-party apps for enhanced functionality.
- Easy to set up and use.
- Can lead to information overload and distractions if not managed effectively.
- Cost can add up for larger teams or organizations.
- Microsoft Teams:
- Seamless integration with Microsoft 365 tools.
- Video conferencing and chat in one platform.
- Strong security and compliance features.
- Interface may be overwhelming for some users.
- Limited integration options compared to other tools.
- Simple and visually appealing project management.
- Easy drag-and-drop task management.
- Offers a free basic plan.
- Limited features compared to more comprehensive project management tools.
- May not scale well for complex projects.
- Robust project management capabilities.
- Supports task dependencies and team collaboration.
- Customizable for different work processes.
- Learning curve for new users.
- Can become complex for small teams with simple needs.
- Ideal for software development and agile project management.
- Advanced customization and reporting options.
- Integration with other developer tools.
- May be too complex for non-technical teams.
- Requires significant setup and configuration.
- High-quality video and audio conferencing.
- User-friendly interface.
- Offers a free plan for small meetings.
- Security and privacy concerns in the past.
- Limited team collaboration features outside of meetings.
- Comprehensive HR features, including onboarding and performance management.
- User-friendly interface.
- Good customer support.
- Pricing can be expensive for smaller companies.
- Advanced reporting may require additional costs.
- Gallup Q12:
- Well-established employee engagement survey methodology.
- Provides actionable insights for improving engagement.
- Benchmarks available for comparison.
- Surveys may not capture all aspects of company culture.
- Limited customization compared to some other survey tools.
- Focuses on continuous feedback and employee growth.
- Easy to use with a user-friendly interface.
- Integrates well with other tools.
- May not suit all industries or organizational structures.
- Pricing can be a barrier for smaller businesses.
- Culture Amp:
- Provides in-depth analytics and insights on employee engagement.
- Highly customizable to adapt to unique company cultures.
- Supports 360-degree feedback.
- Pricing may be prohibitive for smaller companies.
- Implementation can be time-consuming.
This variety of options can be mind-boggling and confusing in terms of what will work best for your specific company. One of the ways we help organizations is by assessing your existing culture and organizational needs and helping you choose the best tools to deploy for your situation.If you’ve already chosen and implemented a tool, we can also help you get more value and adoption to make sure it’s meeting your goals.
Interested in learning about our Startup HR toolkit or interim HR leadership?
Let’s start with a 15 minute call to see if we’re a mutual fit!
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