Your company is growing past 50 employees. That’s great! It’s a milestone for many different reasons.

At the 50+ employee mark, it's easy to feel a loss of control over employees, tasks, and details of the business. You really need to think about:

  1. Standard operating procedures for the company to function smoothly,
  2. Major regulation requirements, and
  3. Maintaining company culture.

evaluating employeesGrowing to 50 employees it's time to create a formal structure and designate much more training and testing on specific roles so everyone knows what they are doing and verification of competence. And make sure you have a solid management team in place with goals and productivity tracking.

When that 50-employee threshold is reached, employers need to address compliance issues that were previously unimportant to the organization even if they were already largely in compliance. Various federal and state laws become mandatory, which can wreak havoc on your business if you don’t prepare for them. For example, you will need to make available required training for sexual harassment. This should be mandatory for every employee and manager, and even the CEO.

And the size of a 50-employee company makes it more difficult than a 10-employee company to continue that personal rapport with each employee. Communication with everyone is not as consistent as you would like. That calls for different measures to stay connected with staff, such as using a collaborative tool such as Conformance Portal.

Here’s to your success!