Any advice for being the lone office administrator/HR generalist for a opening businesses? I'm having a bit of culture shock from my last job with a huge company and could use some words if wisdom. I knew going into this job things would be different and I believe in the work we will be doing -- this is a substitute abuse recovery program for youth.

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Who better than you to get the job done I know from going on the big to small is challenging it’s quiet your thoughts and be the wonderful that you are

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Keep your end goal in mind and that every action is helping and building and supporting these kids. From hiring, to building maintenance, billing to everything. And being close with the team around you around your purpose really helps.

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What are you specifically struggling with? What type of culture is it now? Does it feel more like an internal struggle (can I do this?), a workload issue ( so much to do and I’m it) an external misalignment ( my boss/ colleagues are difficult t work with) etc

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Leverage the network you have to build further. You will need people you can trust in benefits legal and compensation etc. Join or create a round table of other solos to share ideas and support each other.

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Lower expectations. You’re used to many things working by themselves. Not anymore, now you’re spinning them. It’s a great opportunity for you to learn nuts and bolts of HR! Try to enjoy it, experiment how to make things better, automate more

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I’ve been in the same situation. Focus on what’s important and delivers the most impact, both short term and long term. Most importantly, understand you are only one person and can only do so much, so try not to feel overwhelmed. Often times you will catch yourself spending more time than you would like doing repetitive work - try to automate whatever you can so you can also spend time on strategic work.

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Automate all you can. Lots of front end work but worth it.

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