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How to Handle HR Issues In Your Small Business

This week on #Smallbizchat LIVE our show featured three guests, HR Expert Oginga Carr @OgingaCarr Sales Expert Shawn Karol Sandy @ShawnSandy1 and Veteran Entrepreneur @Twyla Garrett I pulled three of the best questions from each of them to share with you. Every third Wed of the month, Smallbizchat Live is broadcast on my SmallBizLady Facebook Page, YouTube channel and on Twitter @SmallBizLady. Oginga is an author, organizational structure expert and HR consultant. He brings 19 years of experience in Sales, Management, and Human Resources. Oginga focuses on productivity through structure and human capital development. He has trained tens of thousands of HR Professionals in 49 states.  He consults with and trains organizations in Human Resources and compliance. For more information SmallBizLady: How do I hire better employees? Oginga Carr: Finding an employee that is a proper fit for your organization is one of the more difficult issues for small businesses. To find a terrific employee, we must first be clear on what we need.  This requires a great job description. Our job description must include the minimum qualifications for the job, an expectation of the job duties, and the ergonomic, environmental, and physical needs of the job.  If we can be clear about the structural needs of the job, it makes it easier to find the employee we want. SmallBizLady: Does my business need a handbook? Oginga Carr: In a short answer, YES.  Your handbook decides the structure of your business.  We need a foundation to be able to achieve the vision of our business.  Once we have set the vision, the policies and procedures lead the way to that vision.  There aren’t that many laws.  We just need to set our organizational standards so that we can be consistent in our treatment of our employees. Lack of consistency is on of the biggest road blocks to running an effective team.  When we set standards, then monitor and adjust those standards as our organization grows and evolves, we can achieve the visions of our business.  A handbook is where we commit to those standards. SmallBizLady: Is my worker an employee…

Who’s on #Smallbizchat June 2018

#Smallbizchat is a weekly conversation where small business owners can get answers to their questions. The focus of #Smallbizchat is to end small business failure by helping participants succeed as your own boss.   Please join us live on Twitter every Wednesday 8-9 pm ET. Here’s how: follow @SmallBizChat on Twitter and follow the hashtag #Smallbizchat and click here for directions to join the weekly conversation.   In June, we will be talking about conflict, branding, and customer retention.  Also, join us on June 20th, we will host #Smallbizchat LIVE on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, where we will be talking about, human resources, business perseverance, and sales. Here is a list of who is on #Smallbizchat in June. June 6th – How to Avoid Confrontation and Manage Conflict, @drsusanharrison Dr. Susan Harrison is an award-winning thought leader, change agent, speaker, trainer, and author. She speaks and writes about stress management, leadership, personality styles and assertiveness.  Learn more at   June 13th – How to Avoid a Brand Disaster, @deb_sol Deb Gabor is the CEO of Sol Marketing, brand expert, and investor pitch whisperer.  She is the author of Branding Is Sex and assist clients in increasing revenue at her 8 Hour Brand workshops. Learn more at   June 20th – SmallBizChat Live How to Develop an HR Process for your Small Business, @ogingacarr Oginga Carr is an author, organizational structure expert, and consultant. His passion is in the dynamic of change; dealing with it, working through it, and preparing for it. Find out more at     How to Persevere in Business, @TwylaGarrett Twyla Garrett is the owner of IME and the author of “Homeland Security; A Comprehensive Guide for All.” Twyla is also known as “FedBizLady” and her Twitter account and personal blog are both listed as #49 in the Official Guide for Social Media & Homeland Security’s Top 100 list. Checkout Twyla’s new book, “My Mother’s Words,” at How Prequalifying Customers is Key to Small Business Sales Success, @SellingAgency Shawn Karol Sandy founded The Selling Agency to work with hungry Sales Teams and Scaling Businesses to help them deeply differentiate their offers and sales strategies. Author of the BADASS…

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