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How Big Should We Be Before Hiring an HR Manager?

February 15, 2012
How many employees should we have to justify hiring a human resources manager? Our company has 60 employees and has acquired a new company with 80 employees. It has turned around since the economy and expects to add to staff and have additional acquisitions. However, we have no HR staff and don't know how many employees is the "right" number to justify hiring one. (This would be the sole HR position in this company: no subordinates.) Right now we are implementing HR policies with the assistance of outside consultants. —Anxious to Grow, vice president of operations/administration, aerospace, Laguna Beach, California
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Former Groupon Employees Countersue Over Contract Terms

January 27, 2012
The countersuit, filed Jan. 25, reveals an increasingly testy relationship between two high-profile Internet players: Google, the king of search advertising, based in Mountain View, California, and Chicago-based Groupon, the leader in the new online-advertising business with daily deals.
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