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Redlands, CA – Sonya Songer is the founder of Bossy HR, specializing in human resources consultation for small businesses.
“The stigma for human resources professionals is that they're bossy. They're always telling people what they can and cannot do,” says Sonya. “I just decided to lean into it, because ultimately, while you don't necessarily want to be “bossy,” you need to ensure you're maintaining compliance for your organization, to avoid the pitfalls of legal actions and turnover.
According to Sonya, most small business owners struggle with human resources because they lack knowledge about the law.
“People trying to start their business or who have been running their business never really took the time to think about compliance and performance management,” says Sonya. “This gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge with new business owners and entrepreneurs, bringing that broad understanding of how to put strategies and plans in place so it has a long lasting effect.”
Sonya’s client population are typically small businesses and entrepreneurs that don't necessarily have the resources yet to hire an internal person. Many of these business owners don't think clearly about human resources issues until they get a wake-up call and they suddenly have no choice but to take it seriously.
“Compliance is your obligation, not that of your employee,” says Sonya. “Too often I’m coming in to rectify a situation that could've easily been prevented had they taken human resources seriously from the beginning when they decided that they were going to have employees.”
For more information, visit www.bossyhr.com