It’s been roughly 90 days since we posted our Coming Soon page @hrinsights.com. And, after basically going “dark” (at least that’s what I hear from my friends and family) during that time, HRI will go live on February 1.
Our plan was to build a simple, interactive, compelling service that brings value to the small business owner or HR “practitioner” for not a lot of money. I think too many small businesses blow off HR. And when I say HR, I am not talking about payroll (which I believe is a finance activity anyway). I am talking about implementing policies and practices that establish a foundation of compliance and guide the development and care of your employees. I get that HR work can get lost in the shuffle of running a business and, when you don’t understand the subject, it is even easier to move it to the bottom of your to do list. But what I can tell you is that doing HR right IS running your business. So, with these issues in mind, we developed a service that allows people to do it themselves through compliant, decision trees, with help through access to experienced HR Advisors and/or with input through the HRI Community. In the end though, it’s not about what we think, but what our members and prospective members think. We hope they will embrace it and help us improve along the way with their input and ideas.
Special thanks to all the folks who have helped us make this a reality; the magis group, Strategic Insights and, especially, Kilo, Inc. Miles, Mike and Keith from Kilo did a phenomenal job in developing this site with us. Can’t say enough about their creativity, attitude and work ethic. They are a top-notch web development team.
Please come check us out on 2/1/10 @ www.hrinsights.com. We would love your feedback.