Hangout #21: Employing staff – Why its not as scary as it seems! – Tracy Madgwick

18 October 18

Tracy Madgwick runs Crafnant Consulting – HR solutions for your business and currently works with a wide range of organisations in and around the Swindon area to help them be great employers. She has worked in HR for more years than she cares to remember! which just goes to show how much she loves what she does.

Tracy is also a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner and uses the tool to enable teams to better understand each and improve team working.

Her personal philosophy in life is “When is the last time you did something for the first time?”

Our Hangout this month will be extremely practical with lots of things to consider. Whether you are ready to start hiring or whether you will be in 12 months time, meeting Tracy and asking her your questions will provide an invaluable opportunity to learn about the processes involved in hiring your first employee. Do you already have your first cohort of employees, but have some burning questions? You too should be joining us at Desk Cowork to listen to Tracy!

Tracy is going to share with us:

1. Recruitment – where to start and why
2. What makes a great recruitment process
3. Different types of contracts and what they need to cover
4. Employee and employer rights and responsibilities
5. What to do if it all goes horribly wrong…..

Worried about expanding your business? Look no further.

Here’s how it goes…

To begin with our guest speaker does a 30-45 minute talk and are told three things and three things only. Be provocative, be educational, and DO NOT sell. You cannot imagine how cool and insightful our guests have been so far!

Then the event is followed by Q+A and a relaxed social hangout where members and guests have a drink – whether you fancy a ice cold beer, or a glass of Lemonade. This is a great chance to meet new people in Swindon with fascinating startups, stories and ambitions!

Please note, although our Hangouts are set to finish at 9PM, there is time for socialising, networking and Q+A’s after the speaker has finished, this means some attendees choose to stay later. But feel free to leave whenever you feel necessary after Tracy Madgwick has finished talking.

FREE for Desk members, £5 for non-members.


Tickets: 5.00

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