Do Not Miss This!
I asked Kara, my Community Manager, what the most-requested content is for the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community (www.smallbizthoughts.org). She didn't pause a second: Finding and Keeping Great Employees.
So, I'm doing THREE things to help you figure this one out. Obviously, my community members will benefit the most, but everyone in the SMB IT community should get value from this.
FIRST - I'm doing a survey to gather some data on what you're actually experiencing in the employment market, and what your current plans are for 2023.
Please do me a huge favor and fill out the survey here: https://form.123formbuilder.com/6287033/employment-2022
Please . . . Please . . . Please!
It will take ten minutes or less. I'll report the results in this blog and in the first webinar listed below. Also: Please spread the word. I would love to get as much data as possible from the SMB IT community.
Next, I'm doing a two-part webinar series December 7 and 14. So that's the other two things.
Register once for both webinars - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QaMrDgbSQMymmLvnqd0G1w
Finding and Keeping Great Employees in 2023 is part webinar and part conversation about the realities of our current employment environment, with some thoughts about long-term and short-term strategies. With a bit of employment philosophy thrown in.
NO Vendor Sponsor - I'm calling this No Vendor December.
The December 7th webinar begins a conversation about the realities of our current employment environment, with some thoughts about long-term and short-term strategies. And it will have a bit of employment philosophy thrown in.
I will share some strategies for finding those great employees that are in short supply - and will be in shorter supply in the years ahead.
This webinar is open to all, and all related handouts and materials will be shared with all attendees. It will also be posted for viewing after the event. Register now so you don't forget.
For both webinars, I'm planning to leave time within the 60 minute slot to answer questions. But I'm also planning to go to 90 minutes if the questions keep coming. Some folks will drop after 60 minutes to get to their next meeting, but I'll stay as needed.
In the December 14th webinar, I'll take all the leftover questions from the first webinar and then proceed to talk about all the SOPs you need to have in place before the new employee's first day on the job. This includes creating job descriptions, job ads, candidate questions and evaluation forms, getting ready for employee onboarding, and more.
This second webinar will be open and free to everyone, BUT the recordings, handouts, slide deck, and written SOPs will only be available inside my community. In other words, if you're not a member, you better attend in real time. (Or join, of course.)
Don't worry: I promise you will get great value out of both webinars, even if you're not a Community member.
So, your 1-2-3 calls to action are:
1) - Complete that survey
2) - Register for the webinars and attend December 7th
3) - Attend the December 14th webinar in real time so you don't miss a thing!
Webinar info is:
Dec 7, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Time
Dec 14, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Time
Topic: Finding and Keeping Great Employees in 2023
One registration for both webinars:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Thank you all for your assistance with the survey. Please spread the word.