What does your company need from its HR Business Partner?

man drawing business conceptYour HR consultant should be perceived as one of your strategic business partners, not just an administrator who manages paperwork and new hires.

As your strategic business partner, your HR consultant needs to understand your company’s goals and the talent resources that are required to achieve these goals quickly. Determining the exact number of resources in every area to execute on the strategy and maintain balance across the organization is crucial when it relates to making a profit.

Finding the right employees is also a must. A valuable HR business partner doesn’t just post jobs and fill them. They understand the company and seek to find the top talent and the “industry stars”. Knowing how to compete in today’s war on talent is also essential.

Along with attracting top talent and making exceptional hires, your HR business partner should successfully articulate your company’s history, culture and the job expectations to the new hires. Equally important is developing and implementing the proper job-specific training needed so that the new hire can contribute quickly. Empowering employees through career development training programs are also key strategies that your HR Business Partner should be developing that result in increased employee retention.

These are just a few examples of how Your HR Business Partner should be engaging with your executive team. What strategies do you have implemented?

As Your Premier HR Business Partner, Premier HR Solutions can provide a variety of services to deliver the results your emerging business requires. Contact us for a virtual meeting to discuss your human resource strategies.

Scholley Bubenik (512) 799-7418

sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net

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High Tech Jobs and Annual Salaries Rise in Austin in 2015

High tech jobs continue to rise in the Austin Metro area as reported by Austin Chamber of Commerce Beverly Kerr, Vice President of Research. The number of jobs in the high tech industry increased 6% in 2015- a greater gain than the 4.2% increase for employment across all industries. Here are the highlights from the Chamber’s Central Texas Economy in Perspective:

  • There are 5,485 high tech employers in the Austin metro.
  • Employed and self-employed workers in tech industries total nearly 132,300 (13.3% of all jobs).
  • In 2015, Austin’s high tech industries added 7,537 net new jobs (+6.0%).
  • High tech manufacturers contracted by 796 jobs (-2.3%) from 2014 while nonmanufacturing tech companies added 8,333 jobs (+9.2%)

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For all industries, the average annual salary in Austin is $54,678, an increase of 2.8% from 2014.  Although average salaries for high tech jobs have weakened in the last three years, these salaries continue to higher than the national average.

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Premier HR Solutions is a consulting firm that specializes in working with emerging companies. Our services include full service recruiting, leadership coaching and human resource consulting services. 

Contact us to learn more about our recruiting services.

Scholley Bubenik
President
(512) 799-7418
sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net

www.premierhrsolutions.net

For the complete article visit the Austin Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.austinchamber.com/site-selection/business-climate/the-economy/ei-archive/2016_05_10.php

Austin Job Report

The Austin job market continues to strengthen with 2,000 more jobs created
in December 2015 as compared to the same period last year.
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Here are the insights from the Austin Chamber of Commerce recent job report:

  • Approximately 40,000 Available Job Openings during the monthly reporting period, an increase of 2,000 postings compared to the same period last year.
  • Year-to-year changes in December’s Available Job Postings saw its narrowest increase since 2011.
  • Largest year-over-over increases in the Computer and Mathematical, Sales and Related, Transportation and Material Moving, Management and Food Preparation and Serving Related categories.
  • About 7,600 or 19 percent of available job openings are tech-related.
  • 6 out of 15 of the top occupations in the region are tech jobs.

Take a look at the companies that are new or expanding in the Austin, Texas Market:

http://www.austinchamber.com/site-selection/business-climate/relocations-expansions-log.php

VIEW FULL ARTICLE:

http://www.austinchamber.com/education-talent/job-market/reports/DEC_2015.pdf

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Premier HR Solutions provides human resource consulting services to emerging companies.  Our services include full service recruiting. Whether you need one placement or multiple, we can provide affordable solutions for your recruiting needs.

Scholley Bubenik, president, has over twenty years of management experience and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Texas at Austin.  Call or email Scholley to find out more about Premier HR Solutions services:

sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net    512-799-7418   www.premierhrsolutions.net

 

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Take a look at some of our top talent that you can hire today!


 New Product Design/Process Engineer:  Accomplished senior level, engineer with multiple years’ experience in in new product development/introduction, manufacturing, and management in multi-national companies. Industry knowledge includes: high technology; industrial manufacturing, scientific; environment rugged servers and laptops; oil and gas; semiconductor; electrical; hardware; lean/demand flow; supply chain management; process design/redesign; cost reduction & avoidance.

Outside B2B Sales Professional: Talented, results driven, B2B Sales Professional, who successfully develops new territories and increases customer base; Exceptional at identifying new opportunities, prospecting and efficiently building loyalty and long term relationships with customers while consistently reaching sales targets; Knowledgeable of the different manufacturers and retail chip manufacturing located in the Central Texas, South Texas and Houston areas. Managed national accounts point of purchase displays.

Human Resource Director: 10 years progressive human resource experience; Self-directed strategic manager responsible for the overall administration and coordination of the human resource department including payroll, benefits, employee relations, compliance and policy development, PHR and SHRM-CP Certified; Industry experience includes both white and blue collar work environments; Outstanding communication skills; Excellent team player; Sharp computer skills and knowledge of a variety of HR software applications.

“I’m personally committed to hiring the best qualified candidate for your company. At Premier HR Solutions, we call that Right-Sourcing because we search for top talent in all the “right” areas- Job Requirements; Personality Dimensions; and Cultural Fit.”, Scholley Bubenik, President/Owner.


Take a look at positions we placed this month:

  • Controller, CPA- Austin, TX
  • Marketing/Communication Coordinator- Austin, TX
  • Technical Sales Consultant- Austin, TX
  • Warehouse Supervisor- San Antonio, TX

Contact us to learn more about our recruiting services: sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net

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Ethics in Business & Community 13th Annual Awards Event

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Austin Women’s Chamber Members Attend EIB&C Awards

The Ethics in Business & Community Program held its 13th annual luncheon and Awards event on May 21, 2015 at the AT&T Center on the University of Texas Campus.  Nearly six hundred peoplEthicse were in attendance representing businesses, nonprofit organizations and community leaders.  Bobby Jenkins, President of ABC Home and Commercial Services and Earl Maxwell, CEO, of St David’s Foundation were the Masters of Ceremony. Other distinguished guests were Jerry Davis, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, Dr. Lynette Gillis, PHD, Dean, College of Business, Concordia University Texas, A.J. Zimmerhanzel, Audit Partner, Maxwell, Locke & Ritter LLP and Carlos Rivera, CEO, Samaritan Center

This years winners of the five categories are:

  • Non-Profit- R.O.C.K- Ride On Center For Kids
  • Individual- Patti Smith, President and General Manager of KVUE-TV
  • Small Business- Hagbros Precision
  • Mid-Size Business- Kendra Scott Stores
  • Large Business- IBM
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards- Brian McCoy, McCoy Building Supply and Laurie Loew, Give Realty.

Established in 2002 by the Samaritan Center, the Ethics in Business & Community Awards annually honors organizations that have demonstrated exemplary ethical practices in five categories:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Fair
  • Be Honest
  • Strive For Justice
  • Embrace Sustainability

“Our awards event provides a forum for acknowledging exceptional people and encourages dialogue surrounding business ethics in our community and doing the right thing,” says Scholley Bubenik, Program Director.  “The event is sponsored by Recognizegood.org and all proceeds support the Samaritan Center, which provides mental health services to families, children and veterans in the greater Austin Community.”

To learn more about these programs visit our website: http://www.recognizegood.org

Scholley Bubenik is president of Premier HR Solutions in Austin, Texas.  Premier HR Solutions provides recruiting, training and human resource consulting to companies and organizations.  For more information, visit their website at http://www.premierhrsolutions.net or contact Scholley at sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net.

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Premier HR Solutions provides human resource consulting services to emerging companies.  We partner with senior management, HR departments and business owners who need services in the following areas:

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Training And Development- Whether you have in house trainers or no training department at all, Premier HR Training Solutions provides customized training and coaching to help organizations reach their highest potential.  Our team consists of experienced trainers with Masters Degrees in Human Resource Leadership, Training and Development and Education.  The focus with all training sessions is on acquiring or refining skills through engaging activities.  Favorite topics include (1) Developing a Leadership Mindset (2) Communication Across Generations (3) Managing and Supervising Employees (4) Behavioral Interviewing (5) Mentoring and Engaging Employees (6) Excellence in Customer Service and (7) Managing Conflict.

Full Service Recruiting-  Whether you need one placement or multiple, we can provide affordable solutions for your recruiting needs.  Our team will meet with you to develop and refine the job description and create a profile for identifying key drivers of the position, skills, background and personality traits needed to be successful at your company. We are focused on delivering the highest quality of customer service and committed to recruiting the best qualified people. Established companies utilize us to supplement their recruiting departments during ramp-up phases and start up companies depend on us to manage the entire recruiting process.

Human Resource Consulting-  Premier HR Solutions provides small and start-up companies a variety of HR services that are customized to meet their business needs.  Existing companies utilize us for one time projects such as updating their employee handbook or creating a career development program.   Start up companies hire us to provide ongoing HR consulting services that include establishing their HR functions and managing their compliance, risk and employee relations.

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Scholley Bubenik, president, has over twenty years of management experience and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Texas.  She has helped numerous companies in multiple industries establish their HR departments, develop training programs and manage employer risks.  Call or email Scholley to find out more about Premier HR Solutions services:

sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net  512-799-7418  www.premierhrsolutions.net

Managing Employee’s Performance Doesn’t Have to Spook You!

Too often managers procrastinate and even avoid managing employee performance because they are unsure how to conduct these conversations or fear the employee’s reaction to these discussions.  But this doesn’t have to be the case.

Generally most employees want to do a good job.  Employees don’t want to fail or perform unsatisfactorily.  But when employees perform poorly, it can be for a variety of reasons and identifying the root cause is the first step to knowing how you should address the problem.  Here are a few of the primary reasons employees under-perform.

  • The employee doesn’t know what is expected of him/her and therefore fails to meet your expectations.
  • The employee has too much work or doesn’t have the proper resources to do the job.
  • The employee doesn’t have the skill set he/she needs to do the job and is way over their head.
  • Sometimes, it’s personal.  Yes, employees have a life outside of work and sometimes these situations interfere with their job.

The manner in which you address the situation should vary depending on the cause of the poor performance. Here are some suggestions that have proven to be successful to many managers:

  • When you speak to the employee make sure they understand the value of their work and its importance.
  • Explain to them what your expectations are and what it means if they don’t meet these expectations.
  • Reinforce what they are doing well in addition to pointing out their weaknesses.
  • Offer resources and assistance such as additional training, coaching or mentoring with another employee.
  • Let them know you are investing in their development and want them to succeed.

Talking about employee performance is something you should do every day not just when things go wrong.  Make time to talk to your employees everyday about their work, their achievements and their questions.  Clearly communicate your expectations and the results that are needed. Engaging your employees in a manner in which they feel valued can improve performance in many ways.

For more information about HR best practices or HR Consulting Services, contact Scholley Bubenik- 512-899-7418 sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net- http://www.premierhrsolutions.net