Building your First Team

Speaker: Lisa Thomson, CEO, Purpose HR & Joe Trodden, CEO, Mindset Experts
Member Level: Emerging
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Date: Tuesday 12th March 2019
Event type: Workshop
Price: Complimentary
Location: SAS Scotland R&D, Cuprum, 480 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8NH

Building a team is essential to entrepreneurial success if you have growth and scale ambitions. Creating your first one can be a daunting process and raises a number of questions and challenges in an entrepreneur’s mind. In this session you'll find out more about:
•    Co-founders and advisors
•    Understanding who you really need next in your business
•    Building an ‘A Team’ on tight resources
•    Common pitfalls and success tips when making your first hires

Speaker Lisa Thomson, CEO of Purpose HR will be on hand to walk you through all the basics to building your first team.  You will learn the following: 

  • How to define the role/requirements
  • How to create a value proposition to attract candidates
  • How to hire – Skills/Culture fit
  • Interviewing tips and selection techniques
  • Employees vs contractors 
  • Contracts of employment – protecting your business/legal compliance
  • Employee Benefits – practicalities and advice/budgeting for costs
  • Managing Probationary periods and feedback loops

Who will benefit from this event?

Members in the emerging tier who: 

  • Want to learn the basics of building a team 
  • Want to mingle with like-minded peers who are going through the same business challenges 
  • When

    12th March 2019
  • Where

    SAS Scotland R&D
    480 Argyle Street
    G2 8NH
    United Kingdom



Joe Trodden

CEO, Mindset Experts

Joe has worked with over 300 entrepreneurs, from idea stage through to investment raises, working with them to develop their mindset and create their unique path to success. There are different challenges entrepreneurs face when building their team, from first hire to leadership teams to boards, and he can share his knowledge of how that journey has developed for different types of entrepreneurs.


Lisa Thomson

CEO, Purpose HR

Lisa Thomson is experienced in establishing HR functions and people management and development frameworks within growing businesses, having over 10 years’ experience before establishing Purpose HR in 2014.

Building your first team