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In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss starting up an HR department with guests Trisha Zulic and Carlie Vaughn.

Topics include:

  • Recommendations for getting an HR department started
  • When businesses realize they want or need an HR person
  • Advice for companies getting ready to hire their first HR person
  • Skills a “first in seat” HR person needs
  • How to launch the HR function well
  • Learnings from being the first HR person in a business
  • Trisha’s advice for creating more joy at work
  • What attracted Carlie to opportunities to start HR functions from scratch
  • Challenges of being the first HR person in an organization
  • Benefits of being the person who launches HR in an organization
  • How to prepare to forge the launch of HR in a company
  • What brings Carlie joy at work

In this episode’s listener question, we’re asked how to respond to staff members who think HR will always side with the boss. In the news, we discuss the new trend of “hush trips.”

Emily Miller
Emily Miller
Emily is Purple Ink’s Director of Marketing. She enjoys being able to exercise both her creative side and her analytical side, and as a Learner, loves helping to create new services and tactics and discovering the best ways to share them with the community.

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