Whether a business has one employee or one hundred, having a solid grasp of federal and state laws pertaining to human resources management is crucial. To help small business owners navigate this complex issue, the Small Business Administration website offers small business owners an in-depth guide for managing human resources.
The SBA’s Human Resources section offers employees articles on:
- Workplace Posters
- Child Labor
- Household Employees
- Terminating Employees
- New Hire Reporting for Your State
- Foreign Workers, Immigration, and Employee Eligibility
- Hiring People with Disabilities
The 2010 SBA blog posting “Human Resources 101: A Quick Guide for Employers” also offers still-relevant information for employers, especially those who are new to hiring. The blog provides quick tips on hiring and terminating employees; benefits and compensation; disability and workplace safety; and discrimination and harassment.
For booksellers seeking a more in-depth discussion of human resources issues, tomorrow, September 25, is the last day to register for the American Booksellers Association’s fall workshops on human resources, led by Dr. John Sherlock, the director of the Master of Science in HR program at Western Carolina University.
The first Human Resources Workshop will be presented at the Holiday Inn Portland-Airport in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, October 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., just prior to the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association trade show.
The second workshop will take place over two days: on Tuesday, October 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, October 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel Providence. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the New England Independent Booksellers Association trade show at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
The registration fee for the workshops, which are open to the owners and managers at all ABA member stores, is $75 per person.