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Are you ready to hire an employee?  Then you must STOP and listen to what Liza shares with us?

There are pitfalls you should be aware of and steps that will save you grief.

0:00 Introduction to our guest Liza Provenzano

Liza Provenzano is Founder and CEO of SparkHR, a human resources firm that focuses on helping Canadian businesses to become more successful through the performance of aligned, capable and engaged teams. Liza is an experienced Human Resources professional, bringing twenty years of practical HR perspectives and insights to the solutions that SparkHR offers clients. With the depth of HR experience Liza brings to the table, she is also able to work directly with business leaders to implement the HR actions needed to achieve their business plans.

SparkHR is a human resources company based in Mississauga, Ontario serving small and medium sized businesses in the Greater Toronto area.

FIRST STEPS BEFORE HIRING AND EMPLOYEE

4:42- Where to start when you are ready to hire an employee

6:28- STOP and follow these steps before posting a job. Hear Liza talk about how to create a list of expected outputs before listing the tasks for the role.

9:37- Discussion on how you may have to change when on boarding a new person in your business.

11:30- More thoughts on steps required before hiring. Step 2 is Smart Sourcing. How to find good employees.

GUIDELINES ON THE INTERVIEW PROCESS

17:53- Liza shares tips and guidelines when interviewing people for the role.

20:45- Pros and Cons of doing interviews in a coffee shop.

22:45 Technology options to stream line the interview process.

26:00- How to collect data after the interview. Objective sources of data available after the interview to validate your interview findings.

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT GUIDELINES

30:40- Liza clearly defines the importance of the employment agreement and the timing to make it a document of importance.

35:00- Defining if the person is really an independent contractor or considered an employee.

HOW TO ON BOARD AN EMPLOYEE

39:56- Ideas and suggestion on the right way to on board a new employee. Plus, some scary facts if this is not done properly.

42:40- Discussion on what is important to retain employees.

RETAINING MILLENNIALS

47:00- Penny asks Liza how millennial needs are different than any other age group.

50:49- Lisa gives us clarity in understanding what development can mean in the work place.

53:04- Penny shares how work place development and skills are transferable to other industries.

ATTRIBUTES OF AN EFFECTIVE TEAM

55:00- Conversation on the 5 Attributes of an Effective Team by Patrick Lencioni

57:23- Liza shares her heartfelt message to all of us.

58:37- How to connect with Liza for Leadership and Team Development

LINKS: www.sparkhr.ca

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