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    Recruiting, Engagement, Retention & Upskilling

    Date: May 8, 2024, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM Board
    For meeting link, log into North Star SHRM website and click on "Virtual Meeting Log-in" on left side under Meetings & Events.

    Free to chapter members
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    North Star SHRM will be hosting a virtual seminar titled: Recruiting, Engagement, Retention & Upskilling?  This is a virtual presentation via Zoom on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  For meeting link, log into North Star SHRM website and click on "Virtual Meeting Log-in" on left side under Meetings & Events.

    Organizations succeed through the performance of their people. Hiring the right people is the most important thing you can do for your business. Once you find them, how do you engage them and retain them?

    It starts with how you welcome employees into your organization. Most new hires will decide in the first 30 days if they will stay with the company. If they decide to leave, they will likely be gone within six months. A successful orientation and onboarding process can influence their decision to stay or leave. Opportunities for continuous learning and development, career pathways, and succession planning are an investment in their future and the company’s as well.

    This session will provide a focused exploration of four key areas essential to business success. We will talk in real time about challenges and opportunities and share ideas and resources for effective HR action.

    Discussion Outline:

    • Recruitment: Review of the 5 key steps of the hiring process

    o Evaluate your process, applicant perspectives & data analytics
    o Building talent pipelines

    • Engagement: Begins during the hiring process

    o Orientation – an event
    o Onboarding – a process

    • Retention: Assess what is working/what is not

    o Check-ins
    o Mentoring

    • Upskilling: Workforce development

    o The benefit of career pathways
    o Internal vs. external resources

    • Conclusion: Next Steps

    o Identify your top priorities & realistic goals
    o Get started – time management

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will share their perspectives and priorities for the identified four key areas.
    2. Participants will learn about methods to address specific challenges and exchange ideas and solutions.
    3. Participants will receive a packet of useful resource materials, tips, and checklists.

    Featured Presenter: Cindy O'Donovan, M.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Cindy O’Donovan is the owner of Right4 Your Business, LLC, a consulting firm in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, specializing in business and human resource solutions. Cindy has over 30 years’ experience in recruitment, workforce planning and career development.
    Cindy currently serves on the board of the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC), where she chairs the HR Connections planning and events presentation. A recent event was a joint session with the Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA), which joined 80 HR and career development professionals to discuss recruiting outreach and results with job seekers. She has presented to state SHRM chapters and is a member of TCSHRM and MNSHRM