Family Businesses - First- or Multi-Generational

Family businesses – they're unique. Think private companies run by families, sometimes for generations. They span trades, manufacturing, retail, and services.

These businesses, they're like any other in terms of basic needs. But there's a twist – working with family, often across generations. That's the special sauce, and also the challenge

Common HR Themes

A family business has all of the usual kinds of people needs as other businesses, with the additional consideration of working with family members. Family businesses are often looking for ways to update their people practitioners, always  making sure family values shine through. Leaders, often family members, need guidance on how to manage better. Improving how they bring new people on board is key. And they tailor their practices to fit their family-led approach.

A big question is often succession. When and how to hand over the reins? Dealing with performance issues gets personal when it’s family or friends. The trick is to keep personal and work relationships healthy.

They’re about keeping family values alive, making sure everyone from the newest hire to the oldest hand feels part of it. All while staying sharp and innovative in how they do business.

Their purpose? It’s twofold: hitting business goals and creating opportunities for the family, now and for the future. That’s the heart of a family business.

How We Can Help

Fractional Stacks. This is your go-to for targeted HR needs. Think of it as choosing from a menu of HR functions – pick what your organization needs most. It’s especially handy when family dynamics play a role. Maybe you’ve got someone who knows bits of HR, but not the whole picture. Our Fractional Stack fills those gaps, offering expertise exactly where you need it. Whether it’s smoothing out hiring and onboarding, aligning with labor laws, or coaching future leaders, we’ve got a stack for that.

Prepaid Hours. Perfect for when your HR needs ebb and flow. This option gives you a set of hours to use as and when required, offering flexibility and peace of mind. Stuck on an HR issue? We’re here to help, whether it’s a bit of everything or focused on a specific area. With prepaid hours, you’re always ready to tackle HR challenges as they arise.

Projects. Ideal for specific, well-defined HR goals. Customizable to the core, our projects deliver specific outcomes tailored to your needs. Maybe it’s an HR immersion to plan for the next few years, or prioritizing a flurry of great ideas. It could be analyzing compensation to pave career paths, or updating an old handbook. Whatever your project, we tailor it to fit your exact needs.

Learn more about our packages here.

You Talk, We’ll Listen

Being a small business owner does not have to mean working in a stressful silo. Please schedule a consultation to walk us through your current situation and future dreams. We are eager for knowledge, extremely curious by nature and have a keen eye for detail. It’s our greatest desire to help you grow and succeed. We look forward to it!

Case Study: Schiffmans Jewelers - Family Business

CEO & Founder, Alicia Parr, shares insights about how Performentor helps Schiffman’s Jewelers and family businesses like theirs enhance their HR for growth readiness.
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Case Study: Schiffmans Jewelers - Family Business

CEO & Founder, Alicia Parr, shares insights about how Performentor helps Schiffman’s Jewelers and family businesses like theirs enhance their HR for growth readiness.

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Performentor’s support for me, our executive team and mid level managers here has been phenomenal. They have helped free up our time so we can truly focus on core business activities which is SUCH an opportunity gain. Not only did we gain access to a huge knowledge base in Performentor’s full stack and fractional team, we gained time internally needed to handle other pressing issues.

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We’re not your standard blocking and tackling HR professionals, therefore, we’re quite easy to talk to and level with. Schedule a consultation with us if you’re seeking an HR partnership and ready to Unleash People Energy™ to propel your team’s growth. Whether you need us for an hour or a standing meeting to build and run the leanest and simplest people practices, we’ve got you!

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