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Employer Training Council to Host Recruiting and Retaining Young Talent Workshop on Nov. 5th

 

 

 

Recruiting and Retaining Young Talent
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Traverse City Michigan Works! Service Center Conference Room
1209 S. Garfield Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686

Check-in: 8:00 am - 8:30 am (continental breakfast served)
Program: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

The Employer Training Council (ETC) is hosting a Recruiting and Retaining Young Talent workshop Tuesday, November 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Michigan Works! Service Center at 1209 South Garfield in Traverse City. The workshop will help businesses learn how to become the employer of choice in a competitive work environment.

"In Traverse City it has become increasingly difficult to attract the right candidates to help businesses grow and be competitive,” said Jennifer Ewing, HR Director at AlcoTec Wire Corporation. “Learning how to attract and retain the younger generations has become critical to the success of any organization."

Featured experts at the workshop include Warren Call, Chairperson, Traverse City Young Professionals; and Bill Benson, Partner, William Charles Search Group, Grand Rapids.

Call will discuss what motivates the younger workforce. Benson will help employers understand the generational differences in the labor market and how to successfully recruit the younger worker. The workshop will include information about young talent’s perspective on employment, the importance of organizational culture, hiring and retention variables, and leveraging social media.

"Our employers tell us that recruiting young, talented employees is extremely competitive,” said Michelle Socha, Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaison. “This seminar offers up-to-date recruiting techniques, in addition to realistic perspectives coming from a talented young professional who can speak about what captivates, motivates and attracts the younger workforce.”

The Employer Training Council, a nonprofit council made up of public and private industry, is committed to identifying key workforce issues and offering solutions to community businesses through training and workshops. Members and sponsors include Grand Traverse Container, Alcotec Wire Corporation, Northwest Michigan Works!, Benzie County Chamber of Commerce, and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.

 


Register NOW!  (online)

$35 per person, includes workshop and continental breakfast

View promotional flier including manual registration form.


 

Topics:

  • Young Talent’s Perspective on Employment
  • Importance of Organizational Culture
  • Hiring and Retention Variables
  • Leveraging Social Media
  • Becoming an Employer of Choice

 

 

Presenter Bios

 

Warren Call is currently the chairperson of the Traverse Young Professionals. He is a Senior Portfolio Manager with Huntington National Bank, where he oversees client investment portfolios and new business development. Mr. Call held prior roles as the Investment Manager for Huntington’s Brokerage Division and the private client group at Merrill Lynch. His responsibilities include portfolio construction, business succession planning, and sales management. He holds a M.B.A. in International Finance from St. Johns University in Rome, Italy, and a B.A. in History from Michigan State University, where he was also the captain of the MSU Ski Team. A northern Michigan native, he moved back to the area after living in Europe, New York City and Utah. Warren serves on the board of the Michigan Legacy Art Park, the Paperworks Studio Advisory Board, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Traverse City. He is a Leadership Grand Traverse Alumni, has been named to the Traverse City Business News “40 Under 40” list. Warren lives in Traverse City with his feisty Spanish wife, Marina and two children, Sofia and Winston.  

   

 

     
 

Bill Benson Bill Benson is a founding partner of WilliamCharles Search Group. Bill has thirty years of professional recruiting and executive search experience. Bill has a strong track record of helping companies identify and hire specialized talent areas within a number of industries including banking and food distribution, manufacturing and non profit. Common assignments for Bill include Executive Management and leadership positions in sales, marketing, finance and operations. Prior to starting WilliamCharles in 2001, Bill spent over 20 years with Robert Half International where he oversaw 4 offices and over fifty recruiting professionals across the state of Michigan. He was also a facilitator for RHI's national sales training program and received numerous awards from RHI for recruiting sales performance. Bill frequently speaks on the topic of career management and hiring. Bill received a BSB in Management with a specialization in Accounting from the University of Minnesota. Bill serves on the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Advisory Board; and is a Vice Chair on the Executive Committee of the The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Board. Bill also sits on investment committee and has previously served as Finance Group Trading Chair for NPA - Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA Worldwide is a member owned cooperative of 400 individually owned search firms. 

 

 


Registration

Register NOW!  (online)
$35 per person, includes workshop and continental breakfast

If you have already registered (online, phone, or mail) and would like to PAY BY CREDIT CARD, click here.

View promotional flier including manual registration form.

 


 


What Businesses Are Saying:

 

    

“Retention is important to us as a company and with each hire I hope to be hiring a future leader. This workshop will provide insight on how we can motivate, retain and promote within the Millennial workforce.”  

--Karyn Oncu, Human Resources, Grand Traverse Container

     
 

"In Traverse City it has become increasingly difficult to attract the right candidates to help businesses grow and be competitive. Learning how to attract and retain the younger generations has become critical to the success of any organization."  

--Jennifer Ewing, SPHR, Director, HR and EH&S, AlcoTec Wire Corporation

     
 

"Our employers tell us that recruiting young, talented employees is extremely competitive. This seminar offers up-to-date recruiting techniques, in addition to realistic perspectives coming from a talented young professional who can speak about what captivates, motivates, and attracts the younger workforce.”

--Michelle Socha, Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaison

 

 

 

 

Related Info:  The Employer Training Council

 

 

 

Testimonial

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Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager