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Louisa Business Bursts: I Hired You… I Have to Train You, Too?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Is the cost of employee training worth the investment for a small business?  What if the business doesn’t have the time or the money for employee training?

Many small young businesses are being managed by an owner who is wearing many, many hats, including one for HR Management.  In these cases, sometimes even Hiring, Giving the new employee a list of tasks, and eventually Terminating an employee seems to take more time and budget than the owner has.  Doesn’t that mean a small business can’t invest in training employees?  Or, does it?

Whether you hire the occasional freelancer or have a full-time staff, your business needs training processes to ensure each employee knows his/her role. Many of us have found out the hard way that simply telling someone what to do isn’t enough; we need a program that includes written documents, shadowing and hands-on learning to properly help our staff maximize their potential.

From Onboarding to O-J-T to Mentoring to Grooming an Employee for Advancement, and everything in between, training is an ongoing process. It’s kind of like eating. You can’t eat seven times one day and then not at all for the next several months. Proper training requires consistent attention throughout your company’s operations, which you hope will last a very long time.

In the May 2, 2016, Louisa Business Bursts, you will learn about

  • the cost to your business of training employees… and the cost of not training them.
  • the benefits to your business of investing in employee training
  • evaluating employee training needs in your business – current and future
  • how to set up a plan for training processes that fits your business and your employee(s)
  • and other tips to help you optimize the Return on Investment for employee training in your business

May’s Workshop Presenter will be:  Marty Lupinetti

Marty Lupinetti has been a Human Resource professional for 30+ years.  After leaving a multi-state, international company in research and auditing of medical records where she was the Sr. Director of Human Resources, Marty currently works with clients to provide services as a Senior HR consultant, as interim HR leadership, providing HR training, benefit consultation, and conducting HR audits and compliance.

A graduate of the University of Buffalo, Marty earned a CEBS (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist) Certification from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and two senior professional designations awarded through SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), a SPHR or Senior Professional in Human Resources and, recently, a SHRM-SCP or Senior Certified Professional.  She is a member of the International Association of Employee Benefit Plans, was Co-Founder of the Association Human Resources Group in Washington, DC, and serves in an advisory capacity for Women’s Health Virginia.  Marty is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, Women Personnel Professionals’ Employment Law Network, and Women Administrators in Higher Education.

Currently, Ms Lupinetti lives in Charlottesville with her husband, Vincent and, as time permits, volunteers at the Paramount Theater and assists with garden tours at Monticello.

Louisa Business Bursts are held the first Monday of each month at the Louisa Arts Center from 6:00-8:00 pm. The seminars are $10 each for Louisa Chamber members and $20 for non-members. 


Date: Monday, May 2, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Registration closed for this event.

Call (434) 979-5610