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Human Resources for Small Business

Tuesday, January 22 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Edmonton

When you start a business, there isn’t really a playbook that explains how to implement the human resources function or how to mitigate risk to your business. It is a common
myth that the human resources function is not required in a business until it grows beyond 50 employees. While a small business may not require a full-time HR professional immediately, there are certainly several HR practices that can be implemented to mitigate risk for a small business. Some common and recent HR challenges involve navigating changes to employment standards and occupational health & safety and dealing with the legalization of cannabis. As well, as a small business, you may not be aware of the risks of operating without having employment contracts or contractor agreements in place or without some key HR policies in place.


About your Facilitator:

Greg Hussey is a Human Resources professional with ten years of diverse experience across various industries. Greg works closely with organizations to build a culture of high-performance and accountability through the successful deployment of HR programs, policies, and services. His focus is implementing value-added solutions and ensuring alignment of human resources practices with the overall strategic objectives of the business.

Greg has experience in strategic planning, change management, and business process improvements. As well, he has expertise in a wide variety of areas of human resources, including organizational design, hiring, orientation and onboarding, employee engagement, employee relations, compensation & benefits, competency development, talent management and succession planning, training & development, coaching and mentoring, and health and safety. The industries Greg has worked in includes financial services, oil & gas, manufacturing, health care, and public accounting.

Greg is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), has a Bachelor of Commerce from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and has recently completed the MBA program from the University of Alberta’s School of Business.

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