Put some team management skills in your toolkit with Rita Marble, February 28

Join Rita Marble, director of employer solutions, Pinnacle Employee Services for a “Toolkit Session” for startups, February, 28 at 4:00 p.m. in the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars in Bird Library.  For startups who are hustling and bootstrapping a business, finding talent and bringing on first employees are some of the most critical decisions a company can make.  They can also be the most costly.  As a venture moves from founder to a building team, there are essentials to know up front that can save headaches and costly mistakes down the road.  Getting professional HR advice as you start out is one of the most important steps you can take.  This brief presentation will help guide companies just starting out on topics that can easily trip up early stage entities:

  • Essentials for employee administration and employee compensation for startups that can prevent problems down the road;
  • Independent contractor vs employee status and the ways to structure employment for early key employees;
  • What you don’t know can hurt you — the ten most overlooked employment laws

Using these as a start, the session will quickly move to Q & A to answer questions that are most meaningful for attendees — on topics ranging from determining fair pay and creative pay structures (especially for cash-strapped startups), to how to build a team so everyone is one the same page in terms of scope of work, expectations, and performance.  And, there will likely be an essential discussion topic for first startups — how to handle it when things don’t work out and it’s time for team members to split ways, and restructure or end employment contracts.

Rita is an expert in labor cost management with more than 15 years of
experience in the fields of human resources, business development and client relations.  She is skilled at HR structuring, benefit offerings, payroll solutions and overall labor cost  efficiencies. Pinnacle Employee Services enables clients to focus on core business operations without the
distractions and challenges associated with the “headaches of employment,” enhancing the profitability of client companies by lowering employment costs through vendor consolidation and the streamlining labor cost associated with payroll, human resources, workers
compensation and benefits.  Pinnacle Employee Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinnacle Holding Company, LLC, a Syracuse, New York based financial services firm with businesses in brokerage, money management, employer-sponsored retirement plans and insurance.