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Retaining and Recruiting "A" Personnel

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Instructor Information: Stuart G. Walesh, Ph.D., P.E., F.NSPE, Dist.M.ASCE

Course Length: 1.5 Hours

Purpose and Background

Are you, as an executive or manager, concerned that the gradual upturn in the economy may cause some of your top employees – your “A” personnel – to leave your business, government, or other organization? Top-flight professionals have options that they may have been reluctant to exercise during the tight job market. However, now they can increasingly act on their options. On the other side of the coin, would you like to have “A” personnel from other organizations and recent university graduates, seek out your organization?

If your answer is “yes” to one or both questions, consider attending this webinar. Ask other members of your organization, such as division, office, department, and HR managers to join you. View the economic upturn as an opportunity to strengthen your team.

This forward-looking webinar will help you retain top personnel and recruit more like them. Participants receive a detailed handout on which the webinar will draw. The handout includes references to articles, books, e-newsletters, websites, and other selfstudy materials.

Learning Objectives

As a result of actively participating in this webinar, you will be able to strengthen your most important resource – your personnel – by proactively retaining and recruiting what you define as top-flight professionals. “The employer gets the employees he deserves,” according to executive J. Paul Getty.

Seminar Benefits

- Define personnel qualities that you value
- Retain your “A” personnel
- Attract more top-flight professionals
- Enter an improving economy with a stronger organization
- Reduce personnel turn-over costs
- Provide better service to clients/owners/stakeholders

Intended Audience

This webinar is for executives, division and department heads, office managers, discipline leaders, HR managers, and other managers in the private, public, academic, and volunteer sectors who want to retain “A” personnel and attract more like them.

Seminar Outline

-What are you both looking for?
- Retaining first, then recruiting
- Behavioral, not hypothetical, interviewing
- Show and tell visits to your organization
- The role of your team in assessing candidates
- Interviews: Entrance and exit
- Dual ladder revisited
- Teleworking/telecommuting
- Education and training: A bottom line approach
- Mentoring, tutoring, and/or coaching
- Your connections with universities
- Leadership programs for the best of the best
- Little things mean a lot n Caring isn’t coddling
- Resources for additional study