How should I handle it when HR is just one of my ‘other duties as assigned’? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
I wear a lot of hats in our small company. I’m the office manager, handle much of the day-to-day bookkeeping and serve as the owner’s main admin person. I also take care of HR matters, and this has me concerned because my boss doesn’t value that role very much. HR must often take a back seat to whatever else he thinks is important. I’m really afraid we’ll get burned one day because something fell through the cracks. Is anyone else in that position? Any advice on how I can get him to take HR seriously?—Chris in Florida
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