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Book details
  • SubGenre:Entrepreneurship
  • Language:English
  • Pages:186
  • eBook ISBN:9781483566528

Hire to Drive Business

A Guide for Small Business Multi-Generational Talent Management

by Felicia G. Harris

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A business is only as good as the people behind it. So, if you want your company to be the best, you need to recruit the best employees. Written mainly for small business owners, this must-have guidebook shows you how to recruit and retain a workforce that’s up to the task at hand. Addressing numerous issues related to talent management, Hire to Drive Business covers everything from your role in leadership and the importance of fostering innovation to various aspects of employee relations, workplace wellness, and ever-shifting employment laws and regulations. With key discussions about the multi-generational workforce and whether to hire for talent or experience, this book offers unique insights into the challenges faced by today’s entrepreneurs. Author Felicia G. Harris is the president and CEO of El Shaddai Consulting, a comprehensive human resource services company. She has years of experience in the financial sector, human resource consulting, training, and outsourcing.
This comprehensive guidebook explains everything a small business entrepreneur needs to know about hiring and retaining the right talent that aligns with the entrepreneur’s goal and vision to drive business. Hire to Drive Business brims with insight, information, and concrete examples that will help you build and manage a workforce to reach business success. Author Felicia G. Harris, a human resources consultant with years of experience, believes it all starts with leadership. In addition to communicating your vision and leading by example, seeking opportunities to change, grow, innovate, and improve is another vital component of business leadership that serves to attract and nurture great employees. She also discusses many issues pertaining to worker relations, with a section on today’s multi-generational workforce that gives added insight into how you can get the best out of your team. Topics include how to motivate your employees, the role of workplace wellness, and the question of when to hire for talent and when to hire for experience, as well as disciplining and terminating employees. And to complete her coverage of human resources, Harris shows you how to remain vigilant about ever-shifting employment rules and regulations.
About the author
Felicia G. Harris graduated with a BBA in finance and an International Business Certificate from the University of Detroit before earning her MSA in human resource management from Central Michigan University. She is a certified coach, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certified practitioner, as well as the holder of a training and instructional design certificate from the Association of Talent Development. She has thirty years of experience in the financial industry, human resource consulting, training and outsourcing. Harris has taught undergraduate and graduate business courses and has supplied human resource and professional development training to small business owners for the US Small Business Administration, Pure Michigan Business Connect, Small Business Development Center, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and Great Lakes Women’s Business Council. Harris has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences and events including the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the National Association of African American Human Resource professionals (NAAAHR). The president and CEO of El Shaddai Consulting, a minority and women business enterprise certified full-service human resource company; Harris serve on the Detroit chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management’s education committee and as an advisor to the Association of Talent Development’s board of directors.