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Startup Hiring & HR Essentials
Thu, May 11, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Probably one of the most challenging aspects of running a startup is determining when to hire, who to hire and how to hire. Expanding your talent pool is natural and necessary to your business progression. In this workshop, Kim Pita, a successful serial entrepreneur, will share some of the HR lessons she learned while building a multi-million advertising agency. You will discover the benefits of building a strong culture and brand. You will learn some of the best ways to create a continuous pipeline of talent, including how to manage an intern program. You will leave with tips on how to hire, onboard, train, assess, review, reward and terminate. This is a must-attend session to get you on track for what’s next in your business growth.
About Kim Sirois Pita
Kim began her career writing speeches and correspondence for accomplished business and political leaders, including U.S. Congresswoman Barbara B. Kennelly. Today, she delivers inspirational messages through her consultancy, Pita Peaces.
Kim is a motivational speaker, transformation adviser and brand consultant helping small businesses in transition get from a place of chaos and uncertainty, to a position of peace and prominence.
In 1996, Kim co-founded and grew The Pita Group, a multi-million dollar marketing agency in Rocky Hill. During her 15 years with the agency, she developed a thriving culture, fueling employees for greatness, and nurtured relationships with clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to non-profit organizations.
Kim serves as chair of CBIA’s Small Business Advisory Council and vice chair of Mental Health Connecticut Board of Directors. She has served on Boards of Directors, including CBIA, Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Hartford Children’s Theatre, Rocky Hill Chamber of Commerce and Rebuilding Together Hartford.
She delivers talks and keynote addresses on topics such as life transformation, understanding generational differences, the effects of multicultural marketing, personal branding on social media channels, cultivating ideal employee relations and marketing plan construction.
Kim received the 40 Under 40 Award from the Hartford Business Journal, an Alumni Achievement Award from Framingham State University and a Women Redefining Media Leadership Badge from Girl Scouts of Connecticut.
This year, Kim will publish her memoir, Split Ends: A Tale of 2 Crazy Sisters, which chronicles how she flipped her life right side up following her sister Kelly’s death. She also publishes regularly on her blog, www.peaceofpita.com.