Human Resources is a division of a business that it not particularly exciting to the owners or management. It’s an area filled with regulation and constant rule changing and is oftentimes central to a business’s legal woes due to employer / employee disputes. From an employee’s standpoint, a call to HR is rarely a good sign too, many times indicating a violation in policy or worse, termination. However, unappealing it is, it is core to successful business growth because all businesses revolve around two things. The first is the customer and second is the people that make up the business. Our guest today was Kelley Rexroad. She is an expert in the field of HR and Founder of krex Consulting where she advises clients daily on HR standards and practices. She has been featured on Sky Radio, Entrepreneur, Tampa Tribune, Maddux Business Report, Tampa Bay Times, New York Times, monster.com and hr.com. Neil Cavuto called her “the expert” on Fox Business News and Fortune named her an American Innovator.
For any business, effective hiring is crucial to its sustainability. Kelley shares with us some best practices for hiring including practicing the use of multiple interviewers during the screening process as well as looking for people that share the company’s value; therefore it is important that all screeners know what the values are. Employers need to ensure that all job descriptions are in writing too and that annual reviews are documented and that the initial 90 day employment period is documented monthly. After 90 days of employment, an employee termination will go against your unemployment compensation in the event of termination. If an employee is not working out, you need to terminate them prior to 90 days on the job.
LinkedIn is critical in today’s job market too points out Kelley. As someone looking for employment, it is imperative to have a profile that presents yourself properly and with good recommendations on it too. Kelley works on both sides of the employment coin too whether you are hiring or looking to be hired. Her HR knowledge and consulting practice won her the Tampa Bay’s HR Consultant of the Year Award and she works to improve your chances of a successful hire, no matter what side of the coin you are on. Learn more about her at krexconsulting.com or 813-920-9030 and catch this and many more entrepreneurial discussions at www.thatbusinessshow.com or www.thatyoutubechannel.com.