Small Business Workshop Series – Event 2: 10 Things Every Small Business Owner Must Know About HR

Montana Women’s Business Center, Montana Small Business Development Center and Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) present the second event in a new workshop series. (Full schedule below)

Wednesday, June 20, 2016
9:00am to 12:00pm

MMEC Conference Room
2310 University Way, Bldg. 2, Bozeman
(off Kagy, near Bobcat Stadium)

Cost $20 

>> CLICK HERE to register

Registration required by June 16


By attending this workshop, you will learn about all 10 of these HR categories and why they’re important if you have employees. As a bonus each participant will receive two practical templates to implement immediately.

  1. Setting Expectations with Job Descriptions
  2. Employee Handbooks – Advantages of Policies & Procedures
  3. Unique MT Employment Laws
  4. Recruiting – Screening & Selection
  5. Effective Orientations
  6. Retention – Compensation & Benefits Packages
  7. Resolving Conflict – Proper Communication
  8. Documentation – Discipline or Coaching
  9. Performance – Outstanding and Needs Improvement
  10. Separations – Avoiding lawsuits


Kari Gras has lived in Big Sky since 1999 and has been providing Human Resources Consulting services to the small businesses in this area for approximately 3 years.  She is an expert in HR by earning 2 certifications – 1) PHR, Professional in Human Resources in 2012 & the SHRM-CP, Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional in 2015. Kari has 11 years of experience in HR and Payroll that has provided some knowledge she is eager to share and educate.  Currently, Kari provides workshops to Business Owners and managers in Big Sky on a monthly basis and has been teaching in some capacity since 1997.

QUESTIONS? Contact Suzi Berget White at (406) 587-3113


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