Having positive employee relations is essential for every business but for a startup, it is incredibly important. When everyone has a startup job, the business has yet to settle into a company culture. It is like a new relationship, testing the waters and seeing how their idea of the job and of their co-workers plays out in the real world. That is why Human Resources is such a pertinent part of a startup. The human resources department is the glue that holds the team together. When there are issues or disputes between new co-workers, the human resources department is there to step in and mediate the situation. HR acts as a liaison between the two parties and their response, as well as the way the situation is handled, sets a precedence within the company. Therefore, each situation must be handled objectively and professionally.