Hiring Diverse Talent to Accelerate Growth
Once a business starts to grow, making it successful becomes a real team effort, and bringing on the right talent is essential.
As an entrepreneur, starting a business means you are often required to wear a lot of different hats. You become the finance lead, strategist, marketeer, social media expert and more often than not, you won’t thrive in all these areas.
Once your business starts to grow, making it successful becomes a real team effort, and bringing on the right talent is essential. It is the people and the culture that make a business a success.
Our experts will cover:
- Importance of outlining your core values and mission as the founder before making a hire
- Get to grips with the paperwork and documents required to make your first hire
- Consider freelancers and government schemes e.g. Kickstarter
- Defining your strategy before recruiting
Who should attend
It is suitable for small businesses looking to make their first hire now or in the future.
The event is free to attend and you will be sent Zoom details before the event date. If you haven’t received your Zoom link two hours before the start time, please email [email protected]
This event is hosted by Entrepreneurial Women and The Rising Network therefore registrants details will be shared with both organisations.
Meet the panelists
Lily Cheng, founder, The Rising Network
Lily is the founder of The Rising Network, a vibrant membership organisation with a purpose-driven mission to empower women to reach their true potential. The Rising Network empowers communities to lead their mission and through their Chapter Lead community, they do just that. They accelerate progress towards a more gender-equal world by addressing the barriers that stop women from reaching their potential and thriving in their homes, economies, and societies.
Jess Salamanca, founder, Banana Scoops
Jess Salamanca wears all the hats – she’s an entrepreneur, business coach and an official Kickstart Gateway. Not only does she run a healthy ice cream startup (stocked in Ocado and Planet Organic), by being an official Kickstart Scheme Gateway, she helps small businesses receive government grants to hire young talent. On top of this, she works as a business coach, advising small businesses via 1:1 business strategy coaching.
Suzanne MacDonald Carr, business coach
Suzanne is an experienced, accredited, award winning business coach with six clients in the NWES Future 50 businesses to watch (2018) and has incorporated CSR to the USP of the Business Coaching Mentoring and Training Centre as CSR becomes congruent and more widely understood and implemented in the Corporate and SME sectors. In 2017 Suzanne sponsored the CSR Category at the East Anglian Business Awards and received three times the awards entries than on previous years.
Gemma Davies, HR Director, Effective HRM
Gemma has some 20 years’ experience in HR and people management. She also holds an ILM Level 7 certificate in executive coaching and mentoring. Gemma joined Effective HRM in 2011 having previously run her own HR consultancy. Her career has also included time with a leading law firm working with employment lawyers to advise clients on HR matters and an eight year stint as an HR Manager for Asda. This included supporting a number of stores with up to 800 employees with all aspects of HR including disciplinaries, grievances, absence management and wellbeing.
More about Entrepreneurial Women
More about the Rising Network
The Rising Network promote good health, gender equality, and access to lifelong learning opportunities through our engaging and creative events, courses, networking, mentoring, peer-to-peer support, and programmes. We want communities to lead our mission and through our Committees and Chapter Lead community, we do just that. We support them behind the scenes. They accelerate progress towards a more gender-equal world by addressing the barriers that stop women from reaching their potential and thriving in their homes, economies, and societies.