Supporting first steps

The first few weeks and months in the life of any business can be a tricky time full of uncertainty. For some clients, we’ve been there from the beginning – offering vital guidance and support to ensure that those first faltering steps take their businesses in the right direction.

Building the right team from the ground up

There aren’t many organisations that can find success with just the founder (or founders) behind it. That means stepping into the world of recruitment – and not leaping. In the early days, that usually means one or two people who will share a vision for the future, but there have been cases where a new venture needs a whole new team to get operations moving. Whatever the case, it’s vital to identify the kind of people who won’t just be useful in getting your business off the ground, but will be useful members of the team later down the line, too.

Don’t leave policy until tomorrow

In the early days, HR policies can seem like tomorrow’s problem. Yet starting the right way is a relatively simple way of reducing risk. Contracts of employment that meets your business’s needs and a simple set or policies that define how your business should work do not have to be complex issues – yet they can make a real difference. We’ve been called in to deal with situations that never should have happened, because mistakes start happening or complacency creeps in – without the safety net that robust policy provides.

From cafés to consultancies, we’ve provided the simple (and cost-effective) services that can protect new employers – helping them get off their business off the ground.

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Get in touch

For more information about support for your business's human resources, call us on 0131 225 7458 (Edinburgh), 0141 459 7458 (Glasgow) or email info@gravitatehr.co.uk.