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HR for Startups and Small Businesses

  • The Edney, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Floor Five Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)

‘Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.’ --
Stephen Covey

The most important decision you make about your business is what people get to be a part of it.

That’s a fact.

But if you’re an entrepreneurial venture or startup, there’s a barrel of other important decisions
and urgent problems to deal with at the beginning: cash flow, strategic planning, production,
competition.

What normally ends up happening is that these other difficult problems take priority in the
beginning, and by the time it’s time for partners, leaders, and employees there’s no strategy or
process in place and the need is so urgent that anyone will do.

The solution to this is having a strategy and process from the very beginning. In this class you’ll
learn:

  • what an HR function should look like
  • common talent issues facing entrepreneurs/startups and some solutions
  • an effective and proven hiring process
  • how to think about and approach interviews
  • a strategy for building jobs/positions and scaling
  • important issues for staying compliant

People impact everything: production, ideation, culture, finances, customers, technology, sales
-- every aspect of your company. Have a plan for them from the very start.

About the teacher:

Tyler Howell is a consultant with Pamper Garner & Associates. PG&A has been helping companies hire, manage, and develop their people for over 20 years in the Chattanooga area, and has worked with a diverse set of clients from across the business spectrum: industrial manufacturing, restaurants, non-profits, community banks, utilities, churches, and universities. Tyler is passionate about providing his clients with solutions that fit their needs, and is an expert in using assessments to help companies improve their hiring, reduce turnover and conflict, and assemble effective teams. He lives in Red Bank with his wife, Lindsey, and their precocious two-year-old, Oliver. 

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