The People Strategy Podcast

Bridging the gap between CEO's and HR Professionals of talent optimization for your business

How to Write a Comprehensive Offer Letter

Do you love to receive personalized mail?  I know I do!  Especially handwritten ones that are written specifically for me.  Not only are they personal, but they also imply someone spent some time thinking about me and what I do for them.    Offer letters are much like this.  They are a personalized note to a new employee welcoming them to your...

How to Write a Job Description for Your First Employee

Writing A Job Description For Your 1st Employee You’re hiring your first employee.  That’s a big deal!  But now you have to define what the employee will actually be DOING. What are your expectations of the employee? And how do you combine these with being compliant? The job description is a summary of the tasks,...

Increase Engagement by Creating Job Descriptions Using SMARTY Goals

Engagement. What is this? Webster defines it as a promise to meet or be present at a particular place and time.  So, how many of your employees are engaged at work.  Truly engaged?   According to Gallups 2018 poll, only 34% of the US workforce is engaged.  And of those engaged, their profitability is 21% higher than the...

Are you being Honest when Writing Job Descriptions?

  Job descriptions serve several important functions.  They set clear expectations for your staff, managers and the business owner.  AND they protect both you and the employee from the various employment laws.    Yet, I read and review so many job descriptions that are like hopes and dreams.  A unicorn that does not exist.  This sets your organization, you, and...

9 Things to do Before Hiring your First Employee

Congratulations! You’re hiring your first employee. You’ve been planning on this for months. And now it is finally in the budget. Yet, you’re super curious about what you may be missing. You’re in luck! Here is 9 Things to do before hiring your first employee. Register with the State Yes.  You need to make sure...

Using Ideal Employee Profiles to Attract ​and Retain Great Employees

Do you love a good invitation? One that solves a specific problem that you have by speaking directly to what you need and want.  Me too! Yet, I am counting on that invitation fulfilling the promise that it makes. I hear from my colleagues and have experienced, the woes of recruitment.  The complaints that there are not enough qualified workers out there. They are out there. We just are not inviting them into our organizations in a way that solves their problem. You see, recruitment does not follow the invitation promise.  Let's create an amazing invitation and personally use it to bring the next generation of employees into your organizations...

Five On-boarding Practices that Engage and Retain!

Imagine.  You are in your best suit, dress, jeans, and polo, or whatever is appropriate for your first day.  Those butterflies are fluttering around in your stomach.  This is the first day of the rest of your life and possibly your career.  YESSSS! The excitement and anticipation are there to connect with this new group...

9 Keys to Classifying Independent Contractors

  One of the questions I get asked frequently by small business owners is if they have classified their Independent Contractors (IC’s) correctly. The answer is it depends; the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and state agencies regulate independent contractors. The structure of the relationship and organizations control over the Independent Contractors finances and...