SPEAKER CANCELLED: Retraining Your Approach to Talent Procurement and Growth

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: You will learn how to make the right hiring decisions by examining candidates’ career skills vs. industry knowledge, as well as how to blend on-the job training and “ladder learning” approaches.

All employers face challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining qualified talent, but service industry employees often enter the field with particularly diverse backgrounds and experience, which can make talent management even more demanding. There is no doubt that procuring and growing talent is often difficult in an industry with so many career pathways. As the economy improves and workers become more confident and begin to test the job market, recruitment and retention strategies are critical. Training and education are evolving to be more customized, and finding the right mix is crucial in attracting and growing the talent that will be vital to your organization’s success. This session will provide you with:

·         Strategies to attract the right talent—your employment brand. 

·         Techniques for assessing candidates—making the right hiring decisions. 

·         Ways to differentiate your organization by addressing and narrowing the skills gap through a blend of career skills development
           and industry knowledge. 

·         Strategies to grow and retain top talent—tailored pathways.

·         Tips on how to blend on-the-job training and formal learning—ladder learning.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Kevin Wilhelmsen

Kevin Wilhelmsen is the program dean and faculty member for University of Phoenix School of Business. In this role, he is responsible for the development of industry-aligned curriculum, assessment of student learning outcomes, faculty scholarship and academic policy development.
He regularly engages industry associations and employers to inform the University’s curriculum and chairs the Business and Industry Relations Committee for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a global business accreditation association.
Mr. Wilhelmsen leads the development of a portfolio of academic programs in industries including hospitality, retail and financial services. He recently worked with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute to develop an industry-aligned associate degree and certificate program in Hospitality Fundamentals.
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
 Not Available for Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
HR Expertise
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