Hiring Right the First Time: Addison County Economic Development Corporation & VT Small Business Development Center HR Workshop Announced

Business owners and hiring managers want guidance and need to know how to hire qualified employees who will help their organization thrive. Workshop attendees learn how to select the best candidates.

Middlebury, VT, October 15, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Small business owners and hiring managers are challenged to not only attract exceptional talent but to do so with limited budgets and resources. Many do not have full-time human resources personnel or may lack a strong foundation of knowledge in HR.

Local business owners and hiring managers can participate in a 3-hour workshop, “Hiring Right the First Time,” which will help them establish and sharpen their process for pre-screening, interviewing, and selecting qualified employees. Offered jointly by the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC), the workshop begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 30, at the ACEDC/VtSBDC conference room, located at 1590 Route-7 South in Middlebury.

Workshop leader, Deborah S. Eibner is a Business Advisor and Certified Business Coach, with over 20 years human resource and recruitment experience. Deborah will guide attendees through an overview of the legal issues of interviewing and hiring, determining employer priorities for skills their business needs, and how hiring managers and business owners can proceed efficiently and thoughtfully through the hiring process.

“Hiring the right person for each position on your team is vitally important to help your business move forward and is critical to the success of every company,” says Eibner, who is also Area Business Advisor for Vermont Small Business Development Center, serving the Green Mountain Economic Development region based in White River Junction. “Busy hiring managers need the techniques, tools, and appropriate interview questions to ensure they fill vacancies with strong success potential,” she adds.

Putting the best people in the right positions is crucial to succeeding. Hiring someone who isn’t the right fit can sap your organization’s time, money, and energy, especially in a struggling economy. Finding individuals who have the technical skills and experience to perform the job is one factor, but ensuring the candidate will fit well within the organization’s culture and team dynamics can add complexity to the hiring equation.

With national unemployment figures around 8% (4.7% in Addison County), some business see no shortage of candidates. However, many small business owners and hiring managers throughout Addison County find it challenging to effectively navigate through the hiring process.

Workshop space is limited to 20 attendees, and the registration fee is $49 per person for the first attendee. Organizations registering two attendees will be charged only $69. Small business owners and hiring managers can register online at www.vtsbdc.org/small-business-training-workshops or call 802-388-7953.

About Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC)
ADEDC is the resource for navigating challenges and opportunities of doing business in Addison County. We’ll help you find solutions to your business problems. Online at www.addisoncountyedc.org.

About Vermont Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) provides no-cost business advising and low-cost training to all Vermont entrepreneurs starting or growing their own businesses. Online at www.vtsbdc.org
Addison County Economic Development Corporation
Billy Connelly