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Author Abrams, Rhonda M.

Title Hire your first employee : the entrepreneur's guide to finding, choosing and leading great people / Rhonda Abrams.

Imprint Palo Alto, Calif. : Planning Shop, 2010.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  658.311 Ab83h 2010    ---  Available
Description xiii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Contents Section 1: Making The Decision To Hire -- 1: Time is right to hire! -- Benefits of hiring employees -- Bad economy, good time for hiring -- Envisioning the growth of your business -- Ultimate social responsibility -- Worksheet: Goals for growing my business -- 2: Scope out your specific needs -- What role for your new hire? -- Worksheet: Business tasks -- Help wanted, but how much? -- Worksheet: Employee tasks -- Worksheet: Who do I need on my team? -- How much can you afford? -- Worksheet: How much can I afford? -- Success story: Successful cheese maker hires for skill sets she lacks -- Logistics -- Worksheet: Logistics -- Section 2: Nitty Gritty-Employee Status, Labor Laws, Payroll, And Taxes -- 3: Understanding Employee Status -- Determining your worker's status -- Success story: Hanna Design Limited -- 4: Employment and labor law-the basics -- Key labor laws -- Worksheet: Employment laws as they apply to me -- 5: Managing payroll and payroll taxes -- Payroll basics -- Payroll taxes -- Options for managing payroll -- Worksheet: Choosing a payroll service -- Entering payroll data and payroll reports -- Section 3: Your Policies, Benefits And Company Culture -- 6: What should I pay my new employees? -- Researching comparable pay rates -- Worksheet: My compensation research -- Salary, hourly, commission, tips? -- Success story: Custom product for auto industry developed with equity offer to family & friends -- Worksheet: Calculate sales commission -- Worksheet: Estimate my labor costs -- Bottom line -- 7: Design your benefits plan -- What benefits to offer? -- Health insurance -- Worksheet: Health care questions to ask yourself -- Choosing a healthcare plan -- Other paid benefits -- Get creative with benefits -- Worksheet: Questions to ask insurance companies/agents -- Worksheet: Dental insurance plans -- Worksheet: Explore your health care options -- 8: Paid time off, personnel policies, and your company culture -- Time off-paid and unpaid -- Worksheet: Sick leave -- Worksheet: Vacation policy -- Worksheet: Holiday policy -- Worksheet: Personal and other leave -- Success story: Accounting firm see value in creative benefits package -- Attendance, work hours, time tracking, telecommuting -- Worksheet: Unpaid time off -- Worksheet: Work hours policies -- Expenses and reimbursements -- Worksheet: Reimbursement policies -- Personal conduct -- Worksheet: Personal conduct -- Your company culture: what do you stand for?
Section 4: Finding And Hiring The Right People -- 9: Search is on-finding applicants -- Write a powerful description -- Sample document: Sample job description -- Worksheet: Write a job description -- Craft a compelling help wanted ad -- Sample document: Two approaches to a help wanted ad -- Worksheet: Plan your want ad -- Choose the perfect place for your ad -- Application process -- Success story: Sub shop owner finds sweet spot with part-timers -- Sample document: Employment application form -- 10: Interviewing -- Review resumes for winners -- Effective phone screening -- Worksheet: Phone-interview questionnaire/notes -- In-person interviews that click -- Success story: Cultural fit comes first at growing tech company -- 11: Making the offer and negotiating -- Evaluate your candidates -- Worksheet: Candidate evaluation form -- Check references & backgrounds -- Making the offer -- Sample document: Offer letter -- Sample document: Drug screen authorization letter -- Sample document: Credit report authorization -- Sample document: Rejection letter -- Section 5: First Day And Beyond -- 12: Day one: start off strong -- Welcome aboard! -- Sample document: Employee introduction email -- Worksheet: My preparation for day one -- Sample document: Sample day one agenda -- Day one training -- Worksheet: Day one checklist -- 13: Becoming the boss -- You're the boss: leader or manager? -- Worksheet: Management traits -- Motivating and retaining employees -- Lead by example -- Performance review: 30 days and beyond -- Letting employees go -- Worksheet: Employee action plan for improving performance -- Look who's the boss -- Worksheet: Employee performance evaluation.
Summary From the Publisher: Too much work and not enough time? You're at a point in your business when you need help. Maybe an administrative assistant. Maybe a sales person. And, it's a fact: to experience meaningful growth, you'll have to hire. It's a big step, but this fact-filled guide will help you take the leap. From how-to's and must-do's to checklists and legal advice, with Hire Your First Employee, you'll have what you need to build a team with confidence.
Subject Employee selection -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Personnel management -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Labor laws and legislation -- United States.
Entrepreneurship.
Employee selection. (OCoLC)fst00909065
Entrepreneurship. (OCoLC)fst00912787
Labor laws and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00989967
Personnel management. (OCoLC)fst01058797
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Handbooks, manuals, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423877
ISBN 9781933895130
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