Create Good Jobs Class

Locations Duration Next Application
Deadline
Online 6 weeks 01/24/2020
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Overview

In our Create Good Jobs class, you will learn how to create a hiring plan, and recruit, hire, train, and retain workers in your business. This class is 6-weeks long and is well suited for small business owners and startup founders who are operating a business and ready to hire their first or next employee.

What You Will Learn

Unit

Topics Covered
Defining Company Culture
  • Take a deeper look at your business’ mission, vision, and values
  • Look at how you want to communicate and collaborate with a team
  • Consciously plan your company culture
Hire Right
  • Gain an understanding of the basics of employment law and regulations
  • Identify the right time to hire and determine which position(s) to hire first
  • Create a hiring plan for the next year
Recruiting & Interviewing
  • Learn how to create an attention getting job advertisement and where to post your jobs
  • Learn what to look for when reviewing applicants and how to conduct behavioral interviews
  • Create job descriptions and interview questions for your next hire(s)
Hiring Process
  • Learn the difference between an employee and an independent contractor
  • Gain an understanding of regulations and best practices in hiring
  • Create a standard employee offer package for your hire(s)
Prepare Employees for Success
  • Gain an understanding of the learning curve and best practices in employee training
  • Learn how to do on-the-job training – a technique the works and you will never forget
  • Create an onboarding plan and employee training manual
Protecting Company Culture
  • Learn how to keep your values and culture as you grow
  • Gain an understanding of the difference between policy and practice and the importance of setting guidelines from the beginning
  • Create an employee handbook

Prerequisites

Business must have sufficient revenue or financing to support the first or next employee.

Commit to Building Your Business

Average time commitment for our Create Good Jobs class is 8-10 hours / week dedicated to preparing you for your first or next hire, and includes the following weekly activities:

Activity Name

Weekly 
Activity Weekly Commitment
Background Materials
  • Series of required background readings and videos on each unit to be completed online prior to the weekly online workshop
  • Describes concepts and their applications in hiring your first or next employee

1-2 hours / week

Workshops
  • Weekly online workshops led by an expert instructor
  • Lecture and discussion on background materials, group activities, and reflection

2 hours / week

Business Development Activities
  • Weekly activities focused on business development
  • Apply concepts learned in background materials and workshops

4-5 hours / week

Peer Mentoring
  • Weekly phone meetings with small peer group of other business owners in your class
  • Present weekly business development activities and receive constructive feedback from peers

1 hour / week

Meet Your Mentors

Lesa Hammond, Ph.D.

Lesa Hammond, Ph.D.

Lead Instructor & Mentor

Online

Join an Upcoming Classes

Our Create Good Jobs Class class is offered three times a year online.

Online

Enrollment Period Program Dates Registration Deadline
Winter, 2020 February 4 - March 10 January 24
Spring / Summer, 2020 June 2 - July 7 May 22
Fall, 2020 September 22 - October 27 September 11

How Much It Costs

The cost of our Create Good Jobs class consists of a one-time fee. We determine your fee using a sliding scale based on the current annual revenue of your business:

< $100,000 
Annual Revenue

$100,000 - $500,000 
Annual Revenue

> $500,000 
Annual Revenue

$600 one-time fee

$750 one-time fee

$900 one-time fee

We charge a $25 deposit to reserve your space in the class. This deposit is credited against the payment of your course fee, where applicable.

Because we believe cost should not be a barrier, we provide payment plan options based on household income. Ask about our payment plans.

Accelerate your business.