The Ugly Truth That Startups Ignore In The Hiring Process

The Ugly Truth That Startups Ignore In The Hiring Process

“Failure should not be a surprise”

– Joey Price, CEO, Jumpstart:HR, LLC

Startup HR Advice from my weekly YouTube Series

It can be expensive to fail at hiring a new employee in a small business or startup. In this video, Joey Price, of Jumpstart:HR, LLC gives you everything you need to know about low quality of hire and how to improve candidate experience and your employee onboarding results.

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[Podcast] After #MeToo: Changing The Way We Work

[Podcast] After #MeToo: Changing The Way We Work

The following post is originally shared on the website of Georgia Public Broadcasting. Jumpstart:HR CEO Joey Price lends his comments to the global conversation surrounding the #metoo movement and addressing sexual harassment at work.

“#MeToo is not only a movement about sexual harassment. As Rebecca Traister put it in The Cut, it’s a reckoning for the way we work, and a call to change the power dynamics leading to sexual abuse. We talk with people who dedicate, in different ways, their professional lives to understanding toxic work environments and how to dismantle them.  Erica Clemmons is the Georgia State Director for 9 to 5; Marie Mitchell is a professor of management at the University of Georgia’s business school; and Joey Price is the CEO of Jumpstart:HR, a human resources consulting firm based in Baltimore.” – Source

 

If your business needs to re-evaluate it’s sexual harassment policy in 2018, contact us now.

Don’t Hire Another Employee Before You Grab This *Mandatory* New Form

Don’t Hire Another Employee Before You Grab This *Mandatory* New Form

If there’s one thing I’m sure you enjoy as a small business owner or manager, it’s keeping up with changes in Washington and the impact it has on your business and your ability to hire new employees. Don’t worry, Jumpstart;HR, LLC has you covered with the latest update you need to know.

On July 17, 2017, The USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) released the new Form I-9, replacing the current version that expires on September 17, 2017. Not sure if you’re using the most recent, or second-most recent, document? Skip the worry and download the latest version by clicking the link below:

Download Jumpstart HR Form I-9

There are many reasons why small businesses suffer financial setbacks, but a big one is HR non-compliance when completing paperwork (see the video below). You can ensure you’re on the right path of compliance by constantly reviewing your forms and deleting old, expired on-boarding and new hire forms. This includes tax documents, employment verification documents, and other statutory forms specific to your state.

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What is Form I-9?:

Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and non-citizens. Source: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9

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Expert Interview Series: Joey Price of Jumpstart:HR on Why Good HR People are Compliance Experts, Talent Consultants, and Workforce Planners

An excerpt from a recent Expert HR leader interview of Jumpstart:HR CEO Joey V. Price:

What are some of the recent compliance issues that are causing small businesses to alter their HR practices and procedures?
The false-start on overtime compliance regulation changes, potential minimum wage hikes, and the national conversation on immigration reform have small business HR experts on the edge of our seats trying to strategize for what comes next.

The false-start around overtime compliance caused a ton of headaches since employers invested time and resources into telling staff members about drastic federal policy changes that ultimately never happened – and it made companies evaluate their business practices. Those business practices that were impacted by the threat of overtime rule changes include: employee scheduling, accessing email while off-the-clock, greater emphasis on ROI from a 40-hour workweek, and job misclassification for employees in roles such as administrative assistant and non-managerial corporate employees.

Minimum wage hikes will cause employers to adjust pay scales from the ground up. Some retail and fast food companies are moving towards chatbots and artificial intelligence to manage customer order taking/tracking and reduce labor related expenses. Immigration reform is a huge agenda item for our current president. It’s resulted in a cutback on corporate travel for foreign-born and naturalized citizens, a push for unity and stronger corporate D&I stances, and a look at hiring practices for STEM careers (positions often dominated in the H-1B visa application process). It will be interesting to see how each of these challenges plays out because they all represent external forces that impact the way small businesses conduct themselves.

If a startup business owner were to say to you, “I don’t need to worry about workforce planning for the future. I’ll just hire on more people as I need them,” how might you respond?
I’d simply tell them about the old saying “failure to plan is a plan to fail!” You have to visualize and plan for what a successful organization looks like, or you’ll be driven to change based on the flavor or fire of the day.

Practically speaking, workforce planning while in the startup phase is the best thing you can do to chart a course for where you want a company to be and what values you want it to reflect. This is critical because it allows you to have clarity regarding the right person to attract to your organization and how to support them once they arrive.

This exercise adds value in the following measurable ways:
Read the full interview at JohnMattone.com

Expert Interview Series: Joey Price of Jumpstart:HR on Why Good HR People are Compliance Experts, Talent Consultants, and Workforce Planners

An excerpt from a recent Expert HR leader interview of Jumpstart:HR CEO Joey V. Price:

What are some of the recent compliance issues that are causing small businesses to alter their HR practices and procedures?
The false-start on overtime compliance regulation changes, potential minimum wage hikes, and the national conversation on immigration reform have small business HR experts on the edge of our seats trying to strategize for what comes next.

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Bad bosses hurt the bottom line

Working Under Bad Bosses:

Workers tend to disengage under bad bosses, losing motivation to complete work and build rapport with their supervisor. The Gallup Management Journal’s semi-annual Employee Engagement Index reports that 54% of employees are not engaged, and 17% are actively disengaged at work and only 29% are actively engaged. Also, turnover increases under bad bosses.

The top three reasons why employees leave work are (in order):

  1. Poor management
  2. Lack of career growth
  3. Poor communication.

All factors that are in some way, shape or form influenced by direct supervisors.

Disengaged workers affect the bottom line. A 2006 Gallup Management Journal study found that 15% of U.S. Workers are “Actively Disengaged,” costing the U.S. Economy $328 billion.

Bad bosses fail to stimulate their workers and it can tremendously affect potential organizational gains.

Do you know of a bad boss? Have you been affected by one? Let us know!

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