A Building Block Approach to Human Resources:  A Step-by-Step Guide for Building an Effective Human Resources Function

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Whether a landscaping company has 10 employees, or 50 employees, or even a couple of hundred employees, it must have a human resources function that is simple, legal, and results-oriented.  Regardless of organizational size, the human resources plan must be developed according to systematic best practices that minimize legal liability, ensure efficiency, and promote sustained company success.

This presentation offers a step-by-step guide to build an effective human resources function in any company based on professional fundamentals, legal compliance, and organizational goals.  By focusing on the fundamentals, and avoiding the bureaucratic distractions, the human resources function can have a value-added effect on the company.  The information contained in this presentation is based on best practices from various landscaping companies throughout the green industry, and will be shared in a simple, easy to follow, and applied manner.

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Dr. Steve Cesare

Steve Cesare Ph.D, has more than 25 years of Human Resources experience. Prior to joining The Harvest Group, Steve worked with Bemus Landscape, Jack in the Box, the County of San Diego, Citicorp, and NASA.

Steve earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University, and has authored 68 human resources journal articles. As a member of The Harvest Group, Steve’s areas of expertise include: staffing, legal compliance, wage and hour issues, training, and employee safety. 

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