human resources

068: Anne Sugar’s Hiring to Scale Process

Positioning your company for hyper-growth requires “leveling up” people as well as processes and tools. Many leaders (and investors) interpret leveling up as replacing existing personnel with more qualified people. But the onus is on these leaders to create a culture of continuous education rather than blaming people when things go wrong. In this episode, Anne Sugar, an executive coach for the Harvard Business School Executive Program, provides an in-depth case study of a hiring process she coached an H.R. executive through as she set out to answer four key questions in preparation for expansion.

Special Guest: Anne Sugar, Founder & CEO – Anne Sugar Coaching & Consulting

Location:  Boston, MA  USA

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048: Automating Human Resource Compliance with Jason Cavness

Around 543,000 new businesses start in the U.S. each month.  Those fortunate to hire employees often cannot afford the high cost of Human Resources (H.R.).  That’s where Jason Cavness comes in.  Through his technology, he delivers employee manuals to small business quickly and inexpensively.  This ensures compliance and reduces risk while scaling to meet operational demands.  In this episode, Jason shares how he automates certain H.R. functions and explains the key difference between an employee manual and an operations manual.  He also shares a list of 25+ resources he recommends – be sure to download those in the show notes below!

Special Guest: Jason Cavness, Founder & CEO at cavnessHR

Location:  Seattle, WA  USA

Show Notes:

Download a list of additional resources Jason recommends: Digital Tools Recommended by cavnessHR

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037: Leveraging Culture to Drive Business Transformation

Just because the word “cult” is part of “culture,” it does not mean that your company has to function like one in order to attain sustainable success.  As small businesses grow larger, the transformation into becoming more corporate can be jolting and founders and employees alike may fear losing the very essence of what makes a business so special.  In this episode, Lakeisha Poole, a workplace futurist and expert in company culture, explains how a culture rooted in open communication and fairness can actually drive transformation in a positive direction.  Culture does not have to be cult-ish, not does it have to be toxic or adversarial to get things done.  Listen as Lakeisha shares her insights as an employment lawyer in defining the: 1) “untouchables” in an organization, 2) the 3 main issues that lead to workplace breakdown, and 3) how to make ethics and inclusion-focused leadership practical and tactical.

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  • Episode 014: Dispelling 4 Common Entrepreneur Myths about Business Growth
  • Episode 023: Attracting Top Talent to Your Small Business
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  • Episode 035: Positioning Front Line Leadership for Success

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023: Attracting Top Talent to Your Small Business

Jim Stroud is a man of many talents.  Over the past decade, he has built an expertise in sourcing and recruiting strategy, public speaking, lead generation, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, and online community management and training.  He combines all of these skills to bring a fresh approach to help companies attract and retain top talent.

In this episode, Jim describes how to use tools like video and LinkedIn to “bait” or kickstart your sourcing process.  He shares some specific examples he used to help tech giants like Google and Microsoft’s Canada Development Center to recruit and retain quality job candidates and how you can apply these to your small business.  In fact, Jim encourages you to use your company’s smaller size and agility to further humanize your sourcing process as long as you remember to craft job descriptions from three angles.

This episode is chocked full of free and low-cost resources for you to consider using in attracting and keeping top talent as your business continues growing.  It’s definitely an episode you’ll want to download and keep for future reference.

Special Guest:  Jim Stroud, Founder & CEO of The Jim Stroud Show

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  • Episode 012: How to Find the Right Person for Your Process Improvement Initiative

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