Boulder Area Human Resource Association



This exciting afternoon will feature two (2) speaker sessions and one (1) panel session. Enjoy a networking social after the last session that includes light appetizers and drinks.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Aloft Hotel in Broomfield - 8300 Arista Place in Broomfield

About This Event:
Session 1:  Retool Your Recruiting Process, presented by Donna Shannon
It’s no secret that finding the right employees in this competitive market can be frustrating. While many people claim that low unemployment is to blame, that’s only part of the picture. The fact is you want the best candidates, not just the unemployed. In a market that favors the job seeker, old screening tactics and drawn-out recruitment processes frequently frustrate candidates, giving a negative impression of your company – or worse, the abandonment of their applications. This presentation teaches you to reassess and strengthen your hiring strategies from job description development through final interviews. Using such proven marketing and customer service strategies such as narrowcasting and client engagement, former recruiter and career coach Donna Shannon will teach you how to retool your recruitment process and keep the very best in your talent pool.
Learning objectives include:
1. How to work collaboratively with hiring managers to identify target candidates through narrowcasting while also widening the net to tap overlooked talent.
2. How to identify the recruitment procedures that are turning of your best cadidates and apply client engagement tactives to keep them.
3. Learn tactical plans to retool the recruitment process itself to move beyond just screening candidates and implement processess that make the job seekers feel valued

Session 2:  Panel of Experts
John Peterson, LT Environmental
Suzanne Deremo, Chief People Officer of Longbow Industries
Richard Rast, CEO of Bluefin

Session 3:  They Fit or They Quit
Jack Welch is quoted as saying “getting the right people in the right jobs is a lot more important than developing strategy”.  The obvious questions here are: What does “right fit” mean? And how does right fit, repeated over time, bring life to the culture and empower the company’s mission? Traditionally, we hire people based on a handful of conversations, references, and a list of hard skills. This approach predicts job success with only 36% accuracy - for many organizations, this leads to expensive turnover costs and a confused, unfulfilled workforce that derails strategy. For example, many jobs now involve a strategic approach that requires critical thinking and professional knowledge that reaches into cross department functions. So how can we figure out what is a “right fit” for our candidates when they might not even know what the right fit looks like? This session will explore the predictable science behind hiring the right people for the job itself, and how to give your new employees an effective on-boarding that will make them excited to come to work.

This program has been submitted for for both HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. Members of SHRM chapters may register at the member price. Use the discount code "COSHRM" when registering. Cost for members is $40.00. Non-members is $60.00. For complete information, speaker bios and to register for this event click here

This event is sponsored by: Elevations Credit Union Woodruff Sawyer


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