Peter Rosen, President of HR Strategies offers insights into Human Resource strategies for Atlanta Venture Capital companies and CEOs.
Atlanta, GA May 21, 2009 Atlanta Venture Capital Companies have been saying that the time from inception until the time of exit has been increasing dramatically over the last number of years. If a start up makes it to a positive exit, it can now take as long as eight years. The implications of this are significant and many of them entail the basic concepts of individual and organizational effectiveness. HRSAS offers clear Atlanta Venture Capital Human Resource Strategies. There are 5 must dos for an early stage company and there are person(s) who are accountable for each. Our company uses a practical, business-focused approach to Venture Capital Human Resource Strategies issues based on both theory and experience explained Peter Rosen, President HRSAS. Peter identified the following must dos: 1. Have a powerful Vision. A Vision is a guiding image of an organizations desired future. Ideally the Vision is the platform on which the founder started the company in the first place. The leader of the company is the person responsible for this. It is a key element in organizational alignment, raising money, assembling a Board and getting the right employees focused on the right things. 2. Have a clear Mission. The Mission gets you to your Vision. It specifies what the company does, who its customers are and what the priorities are going to be in pursuing its work. Usually the Mission is developed by the senior team. 3. Develop a set of core Values. This may seem obvious, but I have found so many younger organizations that think they have a set of values, but the individuals in the workforce either dont know what they are or more importantly, what they mean to them regarding everyday behavior and decision making. Values describe what is important to an organization; they dictate employees behavior and create the organizational culture. They help an organization select, retain and reward the right people. Developing Values is led by the top leader, but should involve a cross section of employees. 4. Communicate, Communicate and Communicate. True communication can start taking a back seat due to the pressures of everyday priorities. Communication has many facets. Leaders and managers must regularly keep employees up to speed on whats going on. Leaders and managers need to be available to listen to employees to get regular feedback. Employees need to know whats expected of them and how they are meeting those expectations. Constructive communication involves all stakeholders and must be part of the culture. 5. Be in compliance with all applicable HR regulations and laws. The world of HR compliance is complicated. Different rules kick in based on the number of employees. Not being in compliance can be costly and embarrassing. The HR function is accountable for this. Paying attention to these five points can go a long way in helping with Atlanta Venture Capital Human Resource strategies so venture capital companies and CEOs can reach the dream that they had and enable them to build a solid vibrant company to boot. Companies with strong management teams, engaged employees and solid infrastructure will attract more capital along the way and at the end.
About HRSAS: HR Strategies & Solutions (HRSAS) provides human resources leadership and expertise to small and midsize, private or public companies. Using our skills and experience, we help companies establish and implement their HR priorities. Our efforts provide short-term results, while creating a foundation to support the future. HRSAS supports Atlanta Venture Capital Companies and CEOs. Media Contact: Peter Rosen, President , 404.687.8211, peter.rosen (at) hrsas (dot) com