Greater Lowell Chamber

Chamber Edge

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Name: Chamber Edge
Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Website: RSVP here!
Event Description:
The Chamber EDGE is a self-directed group with a mission to focus on networking, education and relationship building. The group is comprised of Chamber members who are experts in their field and exhibit a willingness to educate, discuss, grow and engage with their peers. The Chamber Open EDGE meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the 110 Grill in Chelmsford from 8:30am-10:00am (unless otherwise noted on the Chamber event calendar).

This is an interactive session. Please come prepared with any questions that you have and a willingness to share tools and methods have worked for you and your business.

Topic: 
Hiring Best Practices for Small Businesses with 75 employees or less

Discussion Leader: Ron Gonzalez, Lodestar llc.

Come and join other Small Business Owners, CEO?s/Presidents, and Senior Managers to learn more about the best hiring practices for Small Businesses with fewer than 75 employees. Let?s face it; your business doesn?t have the budget for a full-time recruiter, nor the budget to advertise everywhere in drumming up interest.

To make things worse, the tight job market with record unemployment rates at 3.8% has made things even more difficult for you, a small business, to find the best, talented employees that meet your needs.

Here are a few topics and struggles that small businesses seem to face, and which we will discuss, address, and correct:

So, how can I compete with big organizations for talented people?

How do I differentiate myself from the other businesses competing for the same people?

Ok, I now have a list of applicants who are interested in and have applied to my job opening, Now what?

How do I choose the right person to hire?

Finally, I now have a great new employee, now what?

Businesses, hiring, and the law: I?m a small business, do any laws apply to me and my hiring efforts? The short answer is a big YES!

Oops, I hired the wrong person. What do I do? Can?t I just fire them?

About the Discussion Leader:

HR-Ron is the Owner and principal consultant at Lodestar llc., a Human Resources Consulting firm that works with small businesses with fewer than 150 employees with their employee challenges, hiring needs, and compliance questions. He has over 17 years of leading the HR function at various for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout eastern Massachusetts. He possesses a Master?s Degree in Human Resources from Boston University and a Bachelor?s Degree in Spanish. He also has earned the designation of Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources through the Society of Human Resource Management and has been certified as a Mediator through the Harvard Law School Mediation program. He grew up in the Greater Lowell area, enjoys traveling, loves foreign languages and the arts. He currently resides in Lowell with his spouse, three sons, and retired parents.

The Greater Lowell Chamber?s mission is to provide opportunities for our members through education, marketing, networking and advocacy. This event features opportunities through education and networking.
Location:
110 Grill 
116 Chelmsford Street
Chelmsford, MA 
Contact Information:
Tara Morrissey
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