June 9 Seminar To Teach Small Businesses how to Find, Hire the People They Need
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 [4:13 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- In the fifth seminar of the
Lindsey Wilson College Center for Entrepreneurship's "Build Your
Own Job" series, small business owners will learn how to find and
hire the people they need for success.
The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be at 11
a.m. CT on Thursday, June 9, at Mulligan's Restaurant at The Pines
at Lindsey Wilson golf course, 275 Country Club Road.
The seminar will feature two experts on staffing issues: Monica
Rodgers-Shuffett, division manager for Quality Personnel in
Columbia, and J.T. O'Connell of the Kentucky Department of Employment and
In their presentations, Rodgers-Shuffett and O'Connell will
clarify ways entrepreneurs can tailor their staffing decisions to
fit their business needs.
"Payroll is a big expense in any business," said Linda Grider, a
Lindsey Wilson business professor and leader of the
entrepreneurship seminar series. "You have to be sure that you
staff your business in ways that meet your productivity needs --
and your budget."
For example, Grider said, small business operators can contract
with staffing organizations like Quality Personnel to supply
temporary labor and the personnel requirements to support them,
such as payroll, benefits and workers' compensation. Or the
business owner can hire full- or part-time staffers and manage
benefit costs and other employment requirements themselves.
O'Connell will explain how federal and state programs can
provide tax breaks when business owners hire workers from 12 target
groups of individuals who have consistently faced significant
barriers to employment.
The first four programs in the LWC Center for Entrepreneurship
seminar series provided information about crafting a business plan,
developing a marketing plan, getting funding and capital resources,
and determining what kinds of compensation and benefits to offer
Future seminars will be: Understanding Business Law on Sept. 22;
Establishing Business Communication, Oct. 20; and Accounting
Practices and Programs, Nov. 17. Each of the final programs will be
held at the LWC Robert D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center,
430 Helen Flatt Drive.
To register or for more information about the June 9
staffing seminar, contact Linda Grider at firstname.lastname@example.org or