How do you focus on raising money, building an organization, and simultaneously think about hiring and sustaining a team…all at the same time? How do you hire effectively while: developing a strong culture, minding the budget, and avoiding bias? How do you create a culture that scales as the company grows? How do you find consensus on foundational needs like mission, purpose, values? These are serious concerns for a company that is fully committed to growth.
Join this workshop to delve into nearly thirty pages of guided prompts, key takeaways, and clear examples with real-world strategies from thriving organizations, tips and techniques for growth-stage HR, and scalable and repeatable processes for getting started on hiring right away.
Build skills in:
- Defining roles and creating job descriptions
- Building out your organization’s mission and values
- Designing a flexible and comprehensive interview process
- Understanding scorecards, metrics & hiring analytics
- Learning how and where to source candidates & build a talent pipeline
Outcomes of this interactive workshop:
- Appreciating how building a healthy and empowering culture as you grow your team will lead to long-term success
- Learn how to build alignment between your values and your organization
- Understand the building blocks of culture from the very beginning: hiring!
- We will guide you through prompts and exercises to help you create the foundation of your hiring process through:
- Understanding your values & finding alignment with the hiring process
- How to define the roles you’re hiring for, focusing on essential skills & duties
- Key points for reviewing resumes – avoiding bias and understanding “fit”
- Developing an interview process, step by step!
This workshop is for you if you’re:
- A founder, part of the founding team, or an early team member of a growing organization
- Starting your own business and planning on making your first (or fifth!) hire
- Responsible for building a team at an early-stage organization
- Handling hiring, in any capacity, at an organization without a robust hiring process in place
What to bring:
- Yourself! Excitement for building something awesome! And a pen.
Drawn to startups and upstart small companies, Jessica has operational experience across a variety of industries – from finance to entertainment – finally rooting in organizational culture, where she realized her impact could be greater than increased profit margins and new revenue streams. With a passion for finding better ways to do bigger things, she founded The Rise Journey to focus on creating more engaging, diverse and inclusive workplaces from the ground up.
Her work, including organizational development, fundraising, research, and communications, has supported the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, Hearts of Gold, The Children’s Defense Fund-NY, Dreamers // Doers, Harlem School of the Arts, Dance Theatre of Harlem, the National Action Network, and many more.
She holds a BS in Management & Entrepreneurship and MA in International Business from the University of Florida and NEOMA Business School (ESC Rouen) in France, and an Advanced Diploma in Workplace Diversity from NYU.
With the energy of four people, her goal is to travel far and wide to talk transparently about and create fundamental change in People Operations. She’s a no-BS kind of person focused on hands on engagement, real world experiences, and communicating both successes and struggles in personal and professional realms. Key areas of expertise are:
- Organizational Development, employee engagement, and people strategy
- Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and how to use data to show tangible change
- Invisible Disabilities, career, and employment
- Women in tech, startups, and entrepreneurship // (Combating) Imposter Syndrome
As Co-Founder of The Rise Journey, she works with growth-stage companies to design and implement strategies to build the best team and develop a sustainable organizational culture. Currently working as the Head of Talent and Organizational Development at Quartet and formerly supporting teams at Hired, TodayTix, Eko, TrepCamp and more, she puts theoretical People Ops ideas into best practices.
What people are saying:
100% “5/5 (YES)” response to our post-workshop poll question “Do you feel more prepared to find and make hires after attending this workshop?” — with 80+ respondents & counting!
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