Kim Rohrer, a former colleague from San Francisco, spoke with Software Advice on how she built an HR Department from scratch. One of the benefits of growing a team member in to a new role is that the culture of the company is baked in to every part of the function.
She also talks about transitioning from a ‘completely flat hierarchy’ and ‘laissez-faire management.’ Kim helped promote employees and create departments to streamline communications and unburden the CEO.
She also cautions to ‘expect the unexpected’ when transitioning from Lean Startup to Expanding Business. The transition can be hard for all employees at the company, so having a talented and dedicated HR person is essential.