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HR 101–You’re ready to hire people–now what?

Wednesday, October 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am • Organized By SCORE - Kansas City
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This session, led by Danielle Bearden of Lever1, explores workable strategies to help you manage HR at your business with a step-by-step guide. Learn how to navigate the challenges ranging from discrimination and wrongful termination to harassment and employee paperwork.

Key Takeaways: · * Explore why business leaders fail and how to avoid the pitfalls · * Learn how to better implement and track key HR objectives · * How to set behavioral expectations and audit performance

Covering important topics: · * Recruitment · * Job Descriptions · * Exempt vs. Non-exempt · * 1099 vs W2 · * Onboarding · * Employee Compliance · * Performance evaluations · * Employee Handbook · * Discrimination · * Discipline · * Time and Attendance · * Payroll · * Safety and Workers’ Compensation · * Employee Benefits · * COVID FAQs

Faculty: Danielle Bearden. Danielle leads the HR department at Lever1, a Kansas City-based professional employer organization (PEO) providing integrated services which allow business owners to cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, payroll, employee benefits and Workers' compensation. She has over 10 years of experience working directly with clients on their HR needs. Her knowledge of local, state and federal laws influencing personnel actions helps Lever1 clients maintain the highest level of integrity and confidentiality at all times.

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