I was thinking about this, and since I started my business I have had no decided "HR Person". If there's a problem, staff come to me - I am the boss. But what if they don't want to come to me? What if the problem IS me? Where do they go then? We're not really big enough to hire a HR person as I don't feel they'd have anywhere near enough to do - but how big does a company have to be where it's just an essential? What are your HR departments like?