Virtual Startup Summer School #6: Hiring Your First Team Member

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June 3 – July 29, 2020 – 12:30-1:30

Have an idea? Do you crave to build something? Join us virtually on Zoom, each Wednesday this summer, for a semester of Startup School. Learn from the best in the industry about what it looks like to start your own company and how to do it well.

Session 6: July 8, 12:30-1:30

Title: Hiring Your First Team Member

Speaker: Jill Silman Chapman & Randy Fisher

Description: As a startup grows in the earliest of stages, it will face numerous challenges and opportunities that will include ideation, discovery, pitching, funding, legal, and a human capital strategy. The need to find and retain the right talent will always be a challenge. We will help you to understand the importance of key-position hiring, culture by design, and the right HR strategy to help your company prepare to take its next great leap.

Bio: Jill Silman Chapman is a Senior Performance Consultant with Insperity Traditional Employment Solutions. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree in HR Management from Tarleton State University, SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, and has 25+ years’ experience in the HR and recruiting industry. Ms. Chapman partners with clients in order to recruit and train staff with an emphasis on productivity and performance. Through presentations, webinars and podcasts, she helps businesses find the best talent with the latest in recruitment strategy, talent attraction methods and technology. Ms. Chapman has been quoted as a business expert in such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CBS MarketWatch, and has worked with such clients as Marriott, Fox Sports, and

Randy Fisher leads Insperity’s strategic marketing efforts to fill the missing piece in the capital growth ecosystem – human capital solutions. With 2+ decades of marketing, sales and management experience, Randy is always looking for ways to help startups run better and grow faster. Insperity can handle many of the daily HR tasks related to payroll, government compliance and benefits plan sponsorship. But Insperity doesn’t stop there. Our team can also help a founder develop an HR strategy that anticipates needs due to growth and prepares a startup for its next big thing.