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HR Essentials for Small Businesses and Start Ups

  • By: William J. Rothwell
  • 20 May, 2021 (Thursday)
  • 12:00 PM PST | 03:00 PM EST
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Training Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Webinar Details

OVERVIEW

Managers of small businesses and start-up businesses face many human resource challenges. Among them: (1) how to hire legally; (2) how to onboard and train workers; (3) how to manage safety and health issues associated with workers at a time of public health challenges; (4) how to address daily “people challenges” that come up; and much more.
How can business owners and managers deal with so many HR challenges? This webinar will address these issues.
 

AREA COVERED

I.    Introduction

  • Opening poll
  • Webinar overview and objectives
  • Webinar organization
  • About the presenter(s)

II.    HR Challenges in Small Businesses and Start Ups

  • Overview of major HR challenges at present
  • Trends in HR affecting small business and startups in the future

III.    How Can Managers Meet the HR Challenges of Small Businesses and Start Ups?

  • Recruiting workers
  • Selecting workers
  • Onboarding workers
  • On the job training of workers
  • Ensuring health and safety of workers and customers
  • Building engagement and creating a high performance corporate culture
  • Managing turnover

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the range of HR challenges that small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs must face
  • Summarize key HR issues that should be addressed


 

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Small business owners and managers
  • Entrepreneurs


 

SPEAKER PROFILE

William J. Rothwell

William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow is President of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. He has worked in HR for more than 40 years and has also worked as a consultant for more than 50 multinational corporations--including Motorola China, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 2012 he earned ASTD’s prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award, and in 2013 ASTD honored him by naming him as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Fellow. (ASTD is now called ATD.) In 2014 he was given the Asia-Pacific International Personality Brandlaureate Award.

He has authored, coauthored, edited or coedited 115 books since 1987. His recent books since 2017 include Virtual Coaching to Improve Group Relationships: Process Consultation Reimagined (Routledge, 2021), The Essential Human Resource Guide for Small Business and Start Ups (Society for Human Resource Management, 2020); Increasing Learning and Development’s Impact Through Accreditation (Palgrave, 2020); Workforce Development: Guidelines for Community College Professionals, 2nd ed. (Rowman-Littlefield, 2020); Human Performance Improvement: Building Practitioner Performance, 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2018);  Innovation Leadership (Routledge, 2018), Evaluating Organization Development: How to Ensure and Sustain the Successful Transformation (CRC Press, 2017), Marketing Organization Development Consulting: A How-To Guide for OD Consultants (CRC Press, 2017), Assessment and Diagnosis for Organization Development: Powerful Tools and Perspectives for the OD practitioner (CRC Press, 2017). He also authored such books as The Leader’s Daily Role in Talent Management (2015), Effective Succession Planning, 5th ed. (2015), and Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader (2013).

AREA COVERED

I.    Introduction

  • Opening poll
  • Webinar overview and objectives
  • Webinar organization
  • About the presenter(s)

II.    HR Challenges in Small Businesses and Start Ups

  • Overview of major HR challenges at present
  • Trends in HR affecting small business and startups in the future

III.    How Can Managers Meet the HR Challenges of Small Businesses and Start Ups?

  • Recruiting workers
  • Selecting workers
  • Onboarding workers
  • On the job training of workers
  • Ensuring health and safety of workers and customers
  • Building engagement and creating a high performance corporate culture
  • Managing turnover

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the range of HR challenges that small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs must face
  • Summarize key HR issues that should be addressed


 

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Small business owners and managers
  • Entrepreneurs


 

SPEAKER PROFILE

William J. Rothwell

William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow is President of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. He has worked in HR for more than 40 years and has also worked as a consultant for more than 50 multinational corporations--including Motorola China, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 2012 he earned ASTD’s prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award, and in 2013 ASTD honored him by naming him as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Fellow. (ASTD is now called ATD.) In 2014 he was given the Asia-Pacific International Personality Brandlaureate Award.

He has authored, coauthored, edited or coedited 115 books since 1987. His recent books since 2017 include Virtual Coaching to Improve Group Relationships: Process Consultation Reimagined (Routledge, 2021), The Essential Human Resource Guide for Small Business and Start Ups (Society for Human Resource Management, 2020); Increasing Learning and Development’s Impact Through Accreditation (Palgrave, 2020); Workforce Development: Guidelines for Community College Professionals, 2nd ed. (Rowman-Littlefield, 2020); Human Performance Improvement: Building Practitioner Performance, 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2018);  Innovation Leadership (Routledge, 2018), Evaluating Organization Development: How to Ensure and Sustain the Successful Transformation (CRC Press, 2017), Marketing Organization Development Consulting: A How-To Guide for OD Consultants (CRC Press, 2017), Assessment and Diagnosis for Organization Development: Powerful Tools and Perspectives for the OD practitioner (CRC Press, 2017). He also authored such books as The Leader’s Daily Role in Talent Management (2015), Effective Succession Planning, 5th ed. (2015), and Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader (2013).

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