HR Issues That Can Make Or Break Your Business

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Hiring and Retaining Good Employees is critical to the success of every business, but especially in a small business where every employee makes a difference. How can a small business compete in attracting the very best employees? How can a small business retain their key employees to ensure its smooth operation?

Successfully hiring and retaining good employees are key strategies to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Good employees expand your brand, provide outside expertise for growth and increase the depth of talent in the organization. Too often, hiring in a small business is a haphazard event, undertaken with no plan or due diligence. Taking time to prioritize this key area of your business and develop some consistent hiring and HR practices will prevent employee problems down the road.

  • Why defining expectations is critical

  • When to hire new employees

  • How to select the best candidates to meet your expectations

  • The role of training in keeping your best employees

  • How to sell working for your business

  • Ways to build an attractive compensation package

  • Practices of a Good Boss

  • Why a Long Term plan is important

  • Keeping it real

  • Risks associated with 1099 employees

  • Overtime laws   


Presented by SCORE Chicago, counselors to small businesses and start ups offering free, lifetime and confidential mentoring, educational programs as well as consulting services to select businesses. To learn more about SCORE please visit our Website at http://scorechicago.org

SCORE Chicago offers mini-workshops in many suburban library (as well as other) locations and full workshops at our downtown Chicago offices. Please visit: http://blog.scorechicago.org/mini-workshop-sign-up/ to register online for email notices.  

SCORE is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration dedicated to the success of small business in the United States. 


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