Need a “People Plan” for 2017?

 

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Let Premier HR Solutions help you grow your emerging business in 2017.

We provide:

  • Senior HR leadership at an affordable cost
  • Discreet guidance and customized solutions
  • Expertise in direct hire and contract recruiting

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Premier HR Solutions provides a variety of valuable HR services to emerging companies. If your company is seeking HR solutions that are similar to any of these, then call us today for a free consultation:

  • Is your company struggling to keep up with your business growth?
  • Is your talent pool a roadblock for reaching your business goals?
  • Do you need assistance with recruiting or developing a recruiting strategy?
  • Are you unsure of how your company is complying with federal and state employment regulations?
  • How does your employee compensation compare to the current market? Are you paying your employees too much or not enough?
  • Are you starting a business and need HR advice, but not needing to hire a full-time resource?
  • Once we have your programs established, we will train your employees how to maintain them without the large overhead cost associated with senior HR management.

Premier HR Solutions For Any Size Business

Premier HR Solutions is a HR consulting firm serving small to medium size businesses. The company specializes in working with business owners to provide solutions to their human resource needs.

Why Choose Us?

We can provide senior HR leadership without the high cost of employing a full-time senior HR professional. We’ll become a member of your team offering discreet guidance and customized solutions. We’re not here to judge you or your problems, just to give you and your team a plan and resolutions. No project is too big or small for our experienced team of HR advisors.

Premier HR Solutions would love to hear from you.  Contact Scholley Bubenik at 512-799-7418 or email her at sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net.

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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

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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.

Scholley Bubenik

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

Independent Contractor versus Employee- Know the Facts

A common mistake of many business owners is classifying employees as independent contractors.  This can result in a large tax liability for the employer.

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I have always said, If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and swims like a duck, then it is probably a duck.”  Chances are that if you have independent contractors who seem like they are employees, they may be misclassified.  How do you classify your employees accurately and protect your business from back payroll tax, interests and stiff penalties? Consider this IRS 20 Factor Test to determine who has control over the work being done.

20 FACTOR IRS TEST

  1. Instructions- Workers who are required to comply with others’ instructions about when, where, and how they are to work are ordinarily employees.
  2. Training- Training workers indicates that employers exercise control over the means by which results are accomplished.
  3. Integration- When the success or continuation of a business depends on the performance of certain services, the workers performing those services are subject to a certain amount of control by the owners of the businesses.
  4. Services rendered personally- If services must be rendered personally, employers control both the means and the results of the work.
  5. Hiring, supervising, and paying assistants– Control is exercised if employers hire, supervise, and pay assistants.
  6. Continuing relationships- Continuing relationships between workers and employers indicate that employer employee relationships exist.
  7. Set hours of work- The establishment of set hours of work by employers indicates control.
  8. Full-time required- If workers must devote full time to employers’ businesses, employers have control over workers’ time. Independent contractors are free to work when and for whom they choose.
  9. Doing work on employers’ premises- Control is indicated if the work is performed on employers’ premises.
  10. Order or sequences set- Control is indicated if workers are not free to choose their own patterns of work but must perform services in the sequences set by the employers.
  11. Oral or written reports- Control is indicated if workers must submit regular oral or written reports to employers.
  12. Payment by hour, week, or month- This points to employer-employee relationships, provided that this method of payment is not just a convenient way of paying a lump sum agreed on as the cost of a job. Independent contractors are usually paid by the job or on straight commission.
  13. Payment of business and/or traveling expense- Employers paying workers’ expenses of this nature shows that employer-employee relationships usually exist.
  14. Furnishing tools and materials- If employers furnish significant tools, materials, and other equipment, employer-employee relationships usually exist.
  15. Significant investments- Workers are independent contractors if they invest in facilities that are not typically maintained by employees (such as an office rented at fair market value from an unrelated party). Employees depend on employers for such facilities.
  16. Realization of profits or losses- Workers who can realize profits or losses (in addition to profits or losses ordinarily realized by employees) they are independent contractors. Workers who cannot are generally employees.
  17. Working for more than one firm at a time- If workers perform services for a number of unrelated persons at the same time, they are usually independent contractors.
  18. Making services available to the general public- Workers are usually independent contractors if they make their services available to the general public on a regular and consistent basis.
  19. Right to discharge- The right of employers to discharge workers indicates that the workers are employees.
  20. Right to terminate- Workers are employees if they have the right to end their relationships with their principals at any time without incurring liability., and pay assistants.

Premier HR Solutions is an HR Consulting Firm located in Austin, Texas providing HR consulting services to small and medium size businesses.  For additional information or assistance with HR consulting, recruiting or customized training contact us at www.premierhrsolutions.net or Scholley Bubenik, managing partner at sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net.