A Review of Take Care of Your People

People make the world—and your business—go. Paul Sarvadi understands this reality better than most. With over thirty years in human capital management, he practically invented the concept of HR and administrative outsourcing. Payroll, scheduling, performance management, expense reporting, benefits, legal compliance—the administrative tasks a business owner must contend with are numerous, varied, and constantly in flux. It’s a full-time job to keep up with all of it. In fact, it’s much more than a full-time job. You need a dedicated team of professionals to really handle it. For a small- or medium-sized business owner, whether you’re an upstart first-time entrepreneur or a decades-long veteran, dealing with all this stuff can leave you feeling overwhelmed, drowning in an alphabet soup of acronymic regulations, personnel documentation, and administration.

Paul’s mission is simple: to help your company succeed by taking care of the things that might distract from the bigger picture. In this book, he sets out sharing his secrets to managing and motivating your most valuable asset: your people. In addition to his innovative ideas in HR, he deep dives into key topics such as controlling expenses, minimizing risk exposure, and maximizing opportunities for revenue generation. Because in the end, more profitability means more money for you and every member of your team.

  • STRATEGY #1: Getting Your Culture Right
  • STRATEGY #2: Finding, Hiring, and Keeping the Best
  • STRATEGY #3: Compensation, Recognition, and Rewards
  • STRATEGY #4: Compliance and Liability Management
  • STRATEGY #5: Employee Performance Improvement
  • STRATEGY #6: Employee Administration and HR Technology
  • STRATEGY #7: Human Capital and Mergers and Acquisitions
  • STRATEGY #8: Organization and Leadership
  • STRATEGY #9: Employee Communications
  • STRATEGY #10: Bonus Strategy, Faith at Work

Paul Sarvadi is an incredible leader that lives and breathes these 10 strategies day in and day out. The sections at the end of the chapters Thinking Strategically and Thinking Systematically pulls everything together for reflection and provides action items that can transform how you lead and succeed.

Paul demonstrates the decision to be engaged is in the heart, not in the mind. The most important thing you can do as a leader is be authentic. This book demonstrates how core values cannot just be words on a page but by showing us how culture is a living, breathing element that determines business success. When you talk about something as important as (Servant) Leadership your employees have to see that behavior in action. If you talk about things like trust and confidence – you must give those to others to get them in return.

I highly recommend this book to all in business – it is time to finally understand what is possible in your company when you “Take Care of Your People.”

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