HR Mavericks

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Finding Success in Small Business HR w/ Chris Ruddy

In episode 28, we talk with Chris Ruddy about the challenges and opportunities HR professionals have when starting an HR department from scratch.
Episode 28
In this episode, we sat down with Chris Ruddy, HR and Operations Specialist at Skill Struck, to hear about his experience establishing and running an HR department of one at a small business. Like many in the industry, Chris fell into the field of HR. But what’s kept him here is the possibilities that come with establishing a new HR department from scratch. We also talked about:
  • Where to start when you’re the first HR person hired for a small business
  • How to create an HR department from very little (or nothing)
  • The biggest small business HR challenges he’s faced—and how he overcame them
  • Tips for small business HR pros who might be facing similar challenges
Chris Ruddy
Chris Ruddy
Chris is an HR entrepreneur. Having worked with small businesses and start-ups throughout his career, Chris is passionate about pioneering HR departments in companies where they don’t currently exist. He currently works at Skill Struck, a local Utah tech company and is striving to be an expert in all things related to small business HR departments.
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