Pro Way DevelopmentSeptember  2014 


Has your business grown or changed during the last few years? Are you thinking about hiring more employees and/or developing the ones you have? You could do what you've done in the past, post a job description on your website and look at resumes as they come in. 


Hiring may appear to be that easy and you may be inundated with resumes but finding great qualified employees is a skill. Helping your current employees learn new skills or take on more responsibility is another subject altogether.

   A Start to Finding Great People


Most owners/ managers cannot grow a winning enterprise singlehandedly. Some may try, but it is nearly impossible to do so. Successful entrepreneurs build flourishing companies with great employees. According to a recent Forbes article a bad hire can cost you at least $25-50,000! 


To find exceptional people, start by creating a solid job description that truly describes the knowledge, skills and abilities for the job. Next, create a job posting and use your network especially LinkedIn for referrals. Great talent is out there and you may need help finding it.


  HR Issues as You Grow

As your business grows be sure that your employees grow with you. Also be aware, that as you reach certain size thresholds, more employment and labor laws will apply to your business. 


For example, depending on your industry there may be more scrutiny from the Department of Labor to ensure you are paying people correctly and collecting appropriate employment taxes.

 Learn More on September 29th at the Stamford Innovation Center


Join Laura Jacob on September 29th from 6:30-8:30 pm to learn what new and small business employers should know. We'll look at legal, cultural, and business hurdles to be aware of before making the hiring plunge. We will cover:

  • Why employees are one of your most valuable assets
  • Why employees are  the hardest to manage
  • Why a "people plan" is as important as a business plan
  • Thoughts about you organization's culture and how you will train employees around it
  • What is an "employee" How do employees and contractors differ?
  • What to do before you hire your first employee
  • The life cycle of an employee
  • Legal pitfalls

In addition we'll discuss some thoughts on:

  • Staffing
  • Compensation
  • Managing Performance
Register for this learning opportunity here
Early bird discount through 9/22/2014

 Follow Laura Jacob in the Stamford Advocate


Looking for more management and workplace tips? Follow Laura Jacob in the Stamford Advocate on Sundays for her column Work Smart. Here's the link to her first article on the Power of No

 Call Us for a Complimentary Assessment

Contact Pro Way Development a complimentary human resources business assessment to help you create job descriptions that truly identify your needs, to source as well as select and on-board great talent. 
We also provide cost-effective programs on a variety of soft skills training and coaching so that you, your team and your organization have the ability to reach goals.


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Laura Jacob


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 Pro Way Development


Pro Way Development is your source for employee training, executive coaching and meeting management.


Our services include:

  • Training to increase employee skills
  • Consulting services to manage employee relations issues
  • Meeting facilitation services so you can focus on your content
  • HR advice to motivate the right behaviors for profit and growth.  

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Pro Way Development, please visit our website.

About Laura Jacob


Laura works with companies to ensure that their business plan includes a plan give employees and leaders the skills to communicate, manage and lead the organization to drive business growth.  



In addition to holding degrees in Psychology and Industrial Relations, Laura is certified as a Professional in Human Resources and a 6 Sigma Greenbelt. 

She is a requested speaker on time management, management fundamentals and working across generations.

Laura's teaching and facilitation style is highly interactive and ensures engagement of participants and the transmission of learning. Participants describe her as "keeps things fun, interesting, stays on task and is very learned and knowledgeable about the subject matter," and "able to engage even those hesitant to participate." 


She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Bridgeport and Manhattanville colleges where she teaches adult undergraduates and graduates on a variety of management topics. 
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