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Hiring and Retaining Your First Employees

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021  |  1:30pm EDT  |  online
Ask an Expert: Hiring and Retaining Your First Employees

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About the Event

As new businesses look to make their first hires, many employers find themselves making mistakes that could cost them great candidates. Too often, companies place heavy emphasis on attracting new hires, and too little on keeping them.

Small businesses might be missing two key ingredients needed to successfully introduce new talent to their team: a smooth onboarding process and a retention plan. In this webinar, Shashonna Duckworth, Director at Urban League Cleveland, and Moses Balian, HR Consulting Manager at Justworks, will discuss the HR strategies, back-office resources, and best practices needed to attract top talent, onboard them seamlessly, and structure growth paths that make employees excited to stay.

What will be covered:

  • What businesses need to attract, hire, and onboard the right talent
  • How to set a plan for employees’ futures at your organization
  • How to retain employees by offering competitive benefits and perks


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Moses Balian
Human Resources Consulting Manager at Justworks

Moses provides HR guidance and solutions that are tailored to the needs of Justworks' customers -- many of whom experience rapid growth and encounter the numerous challenges associated with starting a business.

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Felicia Townsend Ivey
Business Advisor at Urban League of Greater Cleveland

Felicia is a certified business advisor with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. She spent over 25 years helping corporations perform more efficiency and increase profits as a business analyst and developer.