North Coast SBDCEureka and Crescent City California

HR Best Practice for Business Owners Series

Hiring for the first time? Trying to find the right balance of employees and contractors? This multi-workshop series helps business owners comply with the law, create good policies and practices, and learn best practices for supervising employees to excellence.
Dates and times are being confirmed. Please call (707) 445-9720 x210 or email admin@northcoastsbdc.org to be put on the list of people to be notified right away once the workshops are scheduled.
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HR Best Practices for Business Owners
Hiring for the first time? Trying to find the right balance of employees and contractors? This workshop helps business owners comply with the law, learn about new labor laws, create good policies and practices, and learn best practices for supervising employees to excellence. Quick references and go-to resources will be included.
Best for: In Business
 
Job Descriptions: Clarity for Everyone and how they protect you
Breathe some life into your job descriptions.  You’ll love the ROI!  Seasoned HR professional Melinda Pedersen will walk you through how to create – and use - job descriptions to protect your employees and your business. JD’s provide a basis for employee reviews, salary increases, and setting goals. They serve as legal documentation that can be useful in the event an employee files a termination or discrimination lawsuit.  In this workshop we’ll review the purpose and practicality of each section of a job description. If time allows, there will be a crash course in goal-setting!
Best for: In Business
 
Crafting an Employee Handbook to reflect your culture & CA compliance standards
For most employees and unfortunately many employers, the employee handbook is a grimy disregarded handout on the first day of employment.  So why bother?  Because! It can give your employees a step-by-step guide to success, establish a code of conduct and framework for managers to address misconduct and it is your first line of defense against lawsuits or liability claims.  When well drafted and used effectively, your handbook policies can help demonstrate that you are operating ethically and proactively for the benefit and safety of your employees and the public.  Seasoned HR professional Melinda Pedersen will highlight key policies to include in an employment handbook and resources for creating them.  Attendees will receive templates for the California compliant Discrimination and Harassment Free Workplace policy and the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. 
Best for: In Business
 
We Can Just Fire Them, Right? Best Practices for Voluntary and In-Voluntary Terminations
Seasoned HR professional Melinda Pedersen will coach you on both the legal aspects of ending an employee relationship and best practice for managing someone out the smart, ethical way.  In this workshop we’ll review basic documentation to accompany employee resignations and well as checklists and tools that can help you defend unemployment insurance claims or wrongful termination suits.
Best for: In Business
 
Hire for Potential, Then Train Up 
Many employers, especially in rural Humboldt, struggle to find the perfectly qualified or ideal candidate for a new or existing position.  In this workshop you may be pleased to learn that hiring for potential rather than experience can be a stronger hiring strategy.  Workshop speakers include Susan Seaman, Program Director with AEDC, sharing takeaways from Humboldt's first Workforce Weekend; Melinda Pedersen, SBDC HR Advisor, who will showcase how to recruit/interview for potential; and John Richmond, entrepreneur and successful business leader, sharing new hire training success stories. 
Best for: In Business
 
Employer Alert: What's New for California Businesses in 2019
Trying to understand the new laws on Independent contractors or other new HR laws for 2019? This workshop helps business owners comply with the law, learn about new labor laws, create good policies and practices. Seasoned HR professional Kurt Barthel will walk you through all the new changes for 2019. Quick references and go-to resources will be included.
Best for: In Business

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