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For Those Starting a New Business in United States, HR Help

Posted: May 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Sarasota Immigrants | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Chris Jaensch recently met with Michelle Colburn, who along with her partner, has established a business in Sarasota called Workplace Solutions Pros. The company helps employers develop human resources (HR) strategies. Their services include assistance with finding the best worker for clients’ unique business environment, assistance with assessment and selection of new hires, creation of employee handbooks and HR forms, performance of HR audits focusing on HR efficiency and effectiveness and legal compliance, employee training, employee surveys and other techniques to measure and analyze productivity.

These services are increasingly important in the current economy. Employers can be liable to workers for failure to comply with wage/hour, payroll tax, anti-discrimination and/or other legal requirements; and employers can be fined and even criminally prosecuted for immigration violations. Employers can also save money on the cost of recruiting and training workers if they find the right candidate for the job at the outset.

HR consulting services are particularly important to foreign business owners. Many times, we see that foreign owners and managers of Florida companies, who may have E or L visas, believe that the HR rules and procedures in force in their home country are “basically the same” in Florida. This usually is not the case.

Michelle Colburn and Patricia Matthews, founders of Workplace Solutions Pros, have a combined 40 years of experience in Human Resources and can design a custom HR strategy for businesses large and small.

Patricia Matthews

Patricia (Pat) Matthews has over 25 years of experience in management and consulting for Fortune 100 companies such as Occidental Petroleum and Anheuser-Busch. She develops and implements HR programs that increase productivity and increase efficiency in organizations. She has been featured on Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and

Michelle Colburn has over 15 years’ experience in business development, strategic planning, and professional training and recruiting. She is a talented recruiter and develops recruiting strategies that fit her clients’ needs, maximizing their return on investment.

Michelle Colburn

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